Jonathan Phillips (civil servant)

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Sir Jonathan Phillips
Born (1952-05-21) 21 May 1952 (age 66)
Title Warden of Keble College
Predecessor Dame Averil Cameron

Sir Jonathan Phillips, KCB (born 21 May 1952),[1][2] is a retired British civil servant now serving as Warden of Keble College, Oxford.[3]

Phillips was appointed as Permanent Secretary of the Northern Ireland Office in 2005 to replace Sir Joseph Pilling),[2] having been Director-General, Political since 2002. Just before he retired in 2010, the Northern Ireland Office transferred a large portion of its duties to the Northern Ireland Executive as part of devolution, and the job of Accounting Officer transferred to the Director-General, Political, Hillary Jackson.[4] He was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in the 2009 New Year Honours.[5]

Offices held

Government offices
Preceded by
Director-General, Political,
Northern Ireland Office

Succeeded by
Robert Hannigan
Preceded by
Sir Joseph Pilling
Permanent Secretary,
Northern Ireland Office

Succeeded by
Hillary Jackson
as Director-General


  1. ^ "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2014. Sir Jonathan Phillips, Warden of Keble College, Oxford, 61
  2. ^ a b Great Britain, Northern Ireland Office (2005). Northern Ireland Office Autumn performance report 2005 (Cm. 6720). London, UK: The Stationery Office (TSO). p. 5. ISBN 9780101672023.
  3. ^ "Sir Jonathan Phillips elected new Warden of Keble".
  4. ^ Northern Ireland Office (19 July 2010). "Resource Accounts 2009/10" (PDF). pp. 1, 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  5. ^ "No. 58929". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2008. p. 2.
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