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 European Union Committee and EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee.

In addition to this, Philippa is a Commissioner with the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and a member of their Investment Committee and Audit Committee.

Philippa is also currently a special advisor to Hayman Al.

Past roles

Philippa led Westminster City Council from 2012 to 2017. She joined the Council in 2006 and has previously served as Cabinet Member for Finance, Cabinet Member for Housing and Deputy Cabinet Member for Children’s Services. Philippa 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 both Cornerstone Communications and PR Consultants.

Philippa has served as a non-executive director on several boards since 2006, including Royal Parks and the London Local Enterprise Partnership. She was also previously Chair of the West End Partnership and Council Member of Imperial College, where she was also Chair of the Audit Committee.

Skills and experience

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