Phil Collins is a special adviser at the Number 10 Policy Unit. He was previously director at the Social Market Foundation, but left after the 2005 general election to take up a post 'as a speech writer and strategic thinker. He has written widely on public service reform and for a while had sought a Labour seat.'
Collins was scheduled to attend a Labour Praty fringe event in 2002, sponsored by the SMF and Scottish Power titled 'Corporate Social Responsibility - Who Cares?' Evidently Collins didn't as he was too busy playing football to bother showing up.