Philip Wollen

Philip Wollen

Kindness House, ex-vice-president of Citibank

In his early thirties, Philip Wollen was Vice President of Citibank.

The Financial Press rated him in the Top 40 “The Brightest and Best” executives in Australia.

When he travelled around the world he saw such massive cruelty it affected him profoundly.

By the age of 40, he had become a committed activist for social justice.

Today, Phil and his wife Trix support 500 projects for justice, children, animals, the arts, and the environment in 40+ countries.

Philip likes to be invisible.

The National Australia Day Council wrote: “Essentially a private man, Philip seeks no personal publicity. But he is not afraid to step into the limelight for a just cause”.

Rupert Murdoch’s press described him as “reclusive”.

He sits on the International Advisory Boards of many organisations around the world.

  • In 2005 he received the “Order of Australia”.
  • In 2007 on Australia Day he received the award “Australian of the Year Victoria”.
  • In 2012 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
  • In 2014 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from The University of Adelaide.