Phil Murphy is Vice-President and Global Head of Government and Public Affairs at oil and gas company, BG Group. He has worked there since 2001, handling a range of government relations and stakeholder management roles internationally. Prior to joining BG Group, Phil was special advisor to the then UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair. He was Assistant General Secretary of the UK Labour Party and spent 15 years as a political journalist. His last journalistic role was Political Editor of the UK’s principal news agency, the Press Association.