Phil Harvey is Creative Director and fifth member of the multi-award winning UK rock band Coldplay, one of the world’s most successful and recognisable bands. Their latest album, Mylo Xyloto was released October 2011.
Phil’s relationship with the band began in the late 90s, when he ended his studies at Trinity College, Oxford to manage the then four-piece group, helping them establish a foothold on the north London gig circuit. From modest beginnings – 1998's post-gig sales of self-funded EPs – Phil managed the band's rocketing popularity: three years later they won Brit Awards for both Best British Band and Best Album. Much industry and popular recognition has followed since, alongside great critical acclaim. Coldplay credits Phil as "The wise, handsome, frightening one who tells us what to do."
Not only does Phil bring business acumen and experience to ClientEarth, he also does voluntary work with Upbeat. Upbeat is a community mental health project in Camden, London that supplies musicians who have mental health issues with lessons and workshops, equipment and rehearsal space, as well as assisting them with promotion, recording and performances.