About Barnaby

Barnaby Phillips is a conservationist, historian and former award-winning journalist. Since 2018 he has been Director of Communications for the Elephant Protection Initiative, (EPI), an alliance of African countries with common policies on elephant conservation. Prior to that he was a TV and radio reporter for 27 years, working for the BBC and Al Jazeera English, covering news and current affairs all over the world.

Barnaby grew up in Kenya and Switzerland, studied at Oxford and London Universities, and has spent much of his career in Africa. He has been based as a reporter in Mozambique, Angola, Nigeria, South Africa and Greece. He speaks French and Portuguese, (and Greek not as well as he should do). 

Loot- Britain and the Benin Bronzes (2021) is Barnaby’s second book. His first, ‘Another Man’s War- The Story of A Burma Boy in Britain’s Forgotten African Army’ (2014) was included in the Daily Telegraph’s ‘Best History Books of the Year’ and NPR’s ‘Best Books of the Year’.