philip workingTwo Degrees Group was established in 2010 by Phillip Jones and draws on his experience as a business owner, public servant, entrepreneur to create tailored solutions and strategic insights for his clients.

Phillip is also the Chief Judge for the Canberra Region Tourism Awards, and a National Tourism Awards judge, in addition to being engaged as a guest judge for a range of professional and industry bodies.

Philip has also served as a member of the Australian Institute of Management’s Regional Advisory Committee, Canberra Business Point Executive Committee, Capital Arts Patron Organisation, Canberra Arts Marketing and Musica Viva Canberra committees. He also serves on the Canberra Region Tourism Awards committee.

Previously, he owned one of Australia’s innovative professional communities, Schmooze, which created commercial, professional and mentoring opportunities for its members, plus internships, expos, marketing and workshops. At its peak it offered several events each month in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne and had over 600 members.


Phillip has a wide experience working across a range of fields and roles in government, professional associations,  and the not for profit sector.  He has specialised in event management, communication and stakeholder engagement, customer service,  organisational capability, marketing and social media.

He is an expert facilitator and an accomplished guest speaker and presenter, and is frequently interviewed in the media. He is often invited to speak on a range of topics, particularly on professional and social networks, cultivating effective professional relationships and workplace culture.

His clients have included the Canberra District Wine Industry Association, Women in Communications and IT, the McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, ANZSOG Institute of Governance, Australian Computer Society, Creative Partnerships Australia, the Department of Finance, Canberra Institute of Technology, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Austrade and the University of Canberra.

He has also worked on projects for the  Department of Social Services, ATO, Department of Health and Ageing, the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner, Austrade and others.

In 2015 he was the first person to speak at TEDx on the Cultural History of the Martini. Via his social media channels as his alter ego, the Martini Whisperer, he reaches some 10000 people via social channels some 100,000 people each month via the Martini Whisperer website. He is also currently developing a world first TV concept series regarding craft distilling and cocktail culture in Australia.

Get in Touch

If you’d like to discuss engaging Two Degrees Group, please contact him to discuss the scope of the project and your desired outcomes.

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As needed, additional expertise (such as film makers, web developers or designers) are brought on as sub-contractors, and he manages those arrangements, or can work with your own preferred supplier.


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