Phil Bowen

Director of the Centre for Justice Innovation

Phil Bowen has been the Director of the Centre for Justice Innovation since July 2012. Prior to being Director, Phil spent the majority of his career in the British civil service. He worked for the Home Office and Ministry of Justice on community policing, counter terrorism, and probation reform before working at the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit. During his time in the civil service, he spent 14 months on secondment to the Center for Court Innovation in New York, working at Bronx Community Solutions and helping start the Center’s work on failure in criminal justice reform. After leaving the civil service, he worked on governance in South Sudan for Adam Smith International.

He holds a Masters in History from St. Andrews University and an MBA with Merit from Imperial College London. In his spare time, Phil enjoys cinema, keeping fit and volunteering at the Brixton People's Kitchen.

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