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Baroness Couttie

Position: Independent Non-Executive Director

Board Committees

Chair of the Social Value & Responsible Business Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee

Date of appointment to the Board

15 November 2017

Other current appointments

Philippa is a member of the House of Lords and a member of the European Affairs Select Committee. She is also Deputy Chair of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and a member of its Investment Committee and Audit Committee.

Past roles

Philippa led Westminster City Council from 2012 to 2017. She was elected to the Council in 2006 and subsequently served as Cabinet Member for Finance, Cabinet Member for Housing and Deputy Cabinet Member for Children’s Services. She was also a member of the Polling and Digital Media Select Committee from 2017 to 2018, and a member of the Greater London Authority Crime Reduction Board from 2012 to 2014.

Prior to progressing her career in public service, Philippa was a director at Citigroup after she left Schroders, where she headed up its principal finance business. She was also previously Chief Executive of Cornerstone Communications and then PR Consultants.

Philippa has served as a non- executive director on several boards since 2006, including Royal Parks and the London Local Enterprise Partnership.

Skills and experience

• Extensive experience of the financial sector, developing corporate strategy and executing change management
• Exceptional experience in both public and private sectors at the most senior level
• Ennobled and joined the House of Lords in 2016
• An honours degree in Psychology from the University of St Andrews