Philip Winter was the representative for Independent Diplomat in Juba, South Sudan from 2010 to 2014. He was a Senior Advisor in MONUC 2008–10 and Chief of Staff for the Facilitator of the Inter-Congolese Dialogue 2000–03. He worked as Field Director for Save the Children UK in the DRC, Rwanda, Burundi and Southern Sudan, and, earlier, as Manager of the Juba Boatyard (1976–81). He was Co-Director of the 2004 Rift Valley Institute Sudan Course and Director of the 2010 Great Lakes Course. He is the author of A Sacred Cause: The Inter-Congolese Dialogue 2000-2003. He was Acting Executive Director of the RVI from October 2015 to June 2016.