Greater London

Greater London 2022/2023

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High Sheriff

Mrs Heather Phillips


I am a lawyer by background.

In 1992 (aged 29) I became a Partner in Media & Tech Firm Olswang (now merged with CMS Mackenna). I was a corporate finance & M&A Lawyer. I did a lot of TV and Tech work in the 90’s. For instance, I was the lawyer behind Bob the Builder and most Kids TV on Nickelodeon. In 2001

I left law to start a family.

From 2002 – 2010 I was a Director of The Listening Company (a Contact Centre Business I helped set up, finance and invested in: sold in 2012 to Serco).

In 2010 I set up SingingWorks: an Office Choir/ Team Building Business.

In 2014 I gave SingingWorks to the Choral Directors running the Choirs. That year I set Up Beating Time: a charity which sets up Prison Choirs to promote good Mental Health, Social Inclusion and Social Confidence.

In 2021, unable to sing because of Covid Restrictions, through Beating Time, I set up Inside Job, an in-prison Recruitment Consultancy that recruits and trains people serving sentences as recruitment agents; takes employers into prison to interview candidates and offer them a job to come out to on release and supports both Candidates and Employers in the Community.

Since April 2021 (when we were allowed into one prison (now in 4) – we have secured 117 jobs – saving the tax payer £14,500,000 using Govt Figs on cost of reoffending).

I will become High Sheriff of Greater London on 28th April 2022, a job I will combine with being full time CEO of Beating Time & Inside Job, as we come out of Covid Restrictions in Prisons and look to re-establish Choirs in 12 Prisons and establish Inside Job in 6 – mainly in the West Midlands.

I have a 19 year old daughter. Am married to Andrew (29 years). He is now retired. I play the piano, sing, run, sail, ski and dive and am making a serious attempt at learning Spanish. I have a meditation and yoga practice. I live in Greenwich.

Under Sheriff

Mr Biagio Fraulo JP

High Sheriffs' Chaplain

Will Jenkins-Jones


2021/2022 High Sheriff
Mrs L A Cooper

2020/2021 High Sheriff
Alderman J Garbutt JP

2019/2020 High Sheriff
I Wahhab Esq OBE

2018/2019 High Sheriff
Charles Spicer Esq

2017/2018 High Sheriff
W J Furber Esq

2016/2017 High Sheriff
Sir Nigel Knowles

2015/2016 High Sheriff
Lady Ghazala Hameed

2014/2015 High Sheriff
K D McGrath Esq
Click here to view the Greater London News published in the Winter 2014 edition of The High Sheriff magazine

2013/2014 High Sheriff
D C F Jones Esq
Click here for Transforming Justice with Knowledge, a talk at the High Sheriff’s reception given by Professor Sherman.

2012/2013 High Sheriff
Ms U Banerjee CBE
Click here for an article by Millie Banerjee about her year of office in 2012/13

2011/2012 High Sheriff
Lady Arnold

2010/2011 High Sheriff
R Mathrani Esq

2009/2010 High Sheriff
A V R Morgan Esq

2008/2009 High Sheriff
The Lady Vallance of Tummel