Philippa has worked across the UK Government for almost 20 years, mainly focussed on resilience and crisis response.  Her roles have included contingency planning for catastrophic hazards and threats, leading on the country's National Risk Assessment, responding to international and domestic incidents in the central crisis team for the UK.

She most recently took up the role of Director Global Supply Chains in the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) in November 2020 where she is leading work to better understand the vulnerabilities and strengthen resilience in critical supply chains.

Previously, Philippa held the role of Head of Consular Assistance in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office where she received an OBE in the 2020 New Years Honours for services to British nationals overseas in recognition of her work in this area.

Philippa has degrees in Politics and Middle East Politics from the University of Exeter.