Philip Collins is a columnist on The Times and the chief executive of the writing and rhetoric company The Draft. Collins spent several years as an equity strategist in investment banking. He was a political adviser to Frank Field and also worked for the Institute of Education at the University of London and for the BBC and LWT.
He was until 2007 the Chief Speech Writer to the PM Tony Blair and is also a Chair of trustees at the think tank Demos. Mr Collins has also had spells as the Director of the think tank the Social Market Foundation and in investment banking, where he was an Equity Analyst.
He is the author of a book on speeches, When They Go Low We Go High and a book on the future of British politics, Start Again.