Jonathan Phillips is an experienced campaigner and stakeholder engagement consultant who brings a wealth of knowledge to the role of Associate Director, Stakeholder Engagement at ReGen Strategic.
In more than a decade working in the political and union space, Jonathan accrued expertise in relationship building and stakeholder engagement; strategic planning; integrated campaign coordination; messaging and policy development; internal and external communications; and management of teams and projects.
Working as an electorate and research officer for former senator Robert Ray early in his career, Jonathan followed his passion for workers’ rights to the union movement with positions across Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
This included key roles in campaigns with UnionsWA, leading a large and diverse team within the Community and Public Sector Union-Civil Service Association (CPSU/CSA) and a placement with New Zealand’s Labour Party for the 2017 general election.
In this time, Jonathan developed a strong network of contacts at the grassroots, local, state and federal levels and took up opportunities to serve on a number of representative bodies, including the Keep Australia Beautiful WA Council, the UnionsWA Executive Committee, the UnionsWA Finance Committee, and the WA Labor Administration Committee.
Immediately prior to joining ReGen Strategic, Jonathan held the role of Community and Public Sector Union WA Regional Secretary after being appointed to the position in 2019, where his responsibilities included managing local stakeholders and issues; providing strategic and political advice to the Executive Committee; representing the organisation; supervising staff and campaigns; and maintaining reporting requirements and budgets.
Curious by nature and a hard worker, Jonathan is constantly seeking new challenges and professional development opportunities, completing the Future Leader Program at the Australian Institute of Management and an Australian Progress Fellowship.
A self-confessed nerd for politics, pop culture and sport, Jonathan enjoys spending time travelling, especially to the South West town of Pemberton where he has family, and going on hikes with his partner and energetic dog Rowdy.