Phil Wynn Owen - Director General, International Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)



Phil Wynn Owen is Director General of the International Climate Change and Energy Efficiency group of DECC.

Phil is also Deputy Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

Phil was previously Director General for National Climate Change and Consumer Support at DECC from July 2009 until March 2011, and before that Director General of Strategy, Information and Pensions at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) from 2004. He was also Chair of the DWP Shared Services Board.

“The International Green Awards™ provide an important opportunity to work together worldwide to identify and share best practice in tackling climate change.  These awards showcase the creative talent that can inspire businesses, communities and individuals to move towards a more sustainable future.”


Phil served as the Treasury’s Director for the Financial Sector from 2002 to 2004 and was previously Director of the Regulatory Impact Unit at the Cabinet Office.

Phil’s earlier jobs in the Treasury included Team Leader roles responsible for Tax Policy,  the Budget, and Transport.  He was Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary from 1991 to 1993, and Assistant Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1984 to 1986.

Phil has an MBA from London Business School, and completed the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at Harvard Business School.