Philippa has a BA (Hons) in War, Peace and International Relations from the University of Reading along with a Diploma in Events Management and PRINCE2 (Project Management) Practitioner status. After graduating, she completed internships at the Houses of Parliament and at the Said Business School. She worked for six years at the Cambridge Judge Business School organising Executive Education programmes around the world for high profile clients such as UNICEF, Toyota and the European Central Bank. She then became Head of Events and Hospitality for the Business School, and led a team to oversee the development and delivery of all flagship events (including several royal visits, multi-site conferences and other VIP events).
Philippa has been at the Reuters Institute since 2016 when she returned to her home town of Oxford.