Jon Phillips

Corporate Affairs Director, Global Infrastructure Investor Association

Jon joined the Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA) as Corporate Affairs Director in September 2016 with a brief to develop and implement its advocacy and engagement programme and to help build its membership base.

Jon has spent over 25 years in infrastructure-related sectors spanning both the private and public sectors.  Between 2005-2016, he was Communications & Stakeholder Relations Director for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), a UK government agency established to provide strategic leadership of the clean-up programme for 17 publicly owned nuclear sites.  Working directly with governments, regulators and communities he helped develop the relationships necessary for NDA to secure and deliver its £3 billion a year programme.  

Prior to that Jon spent 12 years at Heathrow Airport, latterly as Director of Communications.  During this time he helped secure approval for Terminal 5, and led on communications for the £4.2 billion flagship project well into its construction phase, as well as overseeing communications for the world’s busiest international airport.

Jon has an MBA from the University of Surrey and a BA (Hons) in Government Studies from Birmingham Polytechnic. He was a Non-Executive Director for Radioactive Waste Management Limited, a company charged with delivering an underground repository to dispose of the UK’s stockpile of nuclear waste , and was appointed by the Welsh Government to be a Board Member of the Snowdonia Enterprise Zone.