Philippa joined Blagrave in September 2018 and oversees all funding partnerships in relation to our third strategic objective: investing in better youth policy.

Philippa previously worked at the Centre for Youth Impact and in the Cabinet Office’s Youth Policy team, leading their work on evidence and impact measurement in youth services, including the set-up of the Centre. She has a background in government, public policy and research, and holds degrees from the University of Oxford and London School of Economics. Philippa grew up in Devon and is currently based in Exeter where she works from home.

Philippa is interested in the interaction between inequality, power dynamics and service provision, and is passionate about getting services working so that people – particularly young people – have the resources and the freedom they need to create the lives they want.