philip workingTwo Degrees Group was established in 2010 by Phillip Jones and draws on his experience in business, client relations, professional development, policy and business development roles,to deliver tailored solutions and strategic insights.

Phillip has a diverse background including a successful restaurant management career, event management, public sector policy,  arts + philanthropic roles and consultant. He also founded one of Australia’s most innovative professional communities, Schmooze which has fostered collaborative business and career opportunities for its members and guests from 2003 to 2014.

He’s a member of the Customer Service Institute of Australia, and a national judge for the Australian Tourism Awards and also a judge for the Canberra Region Tourism Awards.


Phillip has a wide experience working across a range of issues to both government, professional associations,  and the not for profit sector.

His clients have included 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 ATO, Department of Health and Ageing, FaHCSIA, Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner, Murray Darling Basin Commission, Office of Transport Security and others.

He has served on the Canberra Business Point Executive Committee, Capital Arts Patron Organisation, Canberra Arts Marketing and Musica Viva Canberra committees.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and served as Chair of the Regional Advisory Committee for the Institute in the Canberra region in 2016/17.

Phillip regularly publishes on his blog insights into professional and social networking, leadership and mentoring. He is also often invited to speak on a range of topics, particularly on professional and social networks, personal branding and cultivating effective professional relationships.

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. A draft proposal with indicative quote is then submitted for further discussion ,and once the details are agreed, the project can commence.

Expert Colleagues

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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For a Lighter Side

Phillip has an established reputation as a leading expert on Martinis, and created the Centenary Martini for Canberra’s official 100th Birthday program. He was a presenter at TEDx Canberra on the Cultural History of the Martini in 2015.  You can tune into his expert insights on cocktails, craft spirits and Martini culture via his Martini Whisperer website.