Phil Burgess


Chief people and operations office, C Space
Until last year, Burgess and Koch were joint MDs at agency C-Space. The pair made it their mission to build a diverse and inclusive workplace and to "make business more human". They eliminated the gender pay gap, installed toy boxes in reception and meeting rooms, and created a new parental leave policy; quadrupling paid paternity leave from two to eight weeks, extending maternity leave, and proactively sending the policy to candidates to prevent awkward conversations at interview. 44% of the senior leadership team are female and the agency was named "Best Place to Work" last year.

She Says: "Progress comes from big difficult changes and stubborn commitment to the everyday. Felix and Phil always model best practice and behaviour that allows diversity and inclusion to thrive." Martha Jacobs, communications manager, C Space