Meet the team

Dr Sean Phillips

Dept of Water and Sanitation

Dr Sean Phillips’ areas of expertise include service delivery improvement, public service governance and administration, infrastructure procurement and delivery management, project and program management, operations management and M&E.

He has more than 20 years of experience in senior management positions in government, including as the Director-General of the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency, as a Chief Operations Officer of the Department of Public Works, a provincial head of department and as the Chief Executive Officer of government agencies such as the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agency and Johannesburg Road Agency. Dr. Phillips has also been a chairperson and board member of several government entities.

He has an Honors degree in engineering design and appropriate technology, a Masters degree in project management and public and development management and a Doctorate in civil engineering obtained at the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Warwick, respectively.