Sean Phillips

Consultant in Public Sector Governance and Administration – Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management

Sean has honours, masters and PhD degrees in engineering and a Master of Management in public and development management. He has spent more than 20 years working in senior management positions across the three spheres of government. He has been Head of Department of the Limpopo Department of Public Works and Roads; Chief Operations Officer of the national Department of Public Works; Director General of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency; CEO of the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agency; and Managing Director of the Johannesburg Road Agency. He spent several years working in the Government Technical and Advisory Centre in National Treasury, supporting various efforts to improve government performance. Recently he has worked on the Infrastructure Fund at the DBSA, and since September 2020 he has been the head of the Operation Vulindlela unit in National Treasury. The common thread across his career has been his interest in how to improve government performance.