Pippa has a varied career as a nurse, midwife, health visitor, manager and development consultant in both the public and voluntary sectors at local and national levels. Previously Director of the RCN Policy Unit from 1998 to 2001 and thereafter Senior Fellow at the King’s Fund in Leadership Development, Pippa also led a Policy Team exploring the health workforce, within the KF Policy Directorate.
Pippa is an experienced coach, both with individuals and teams. Her expertise also encompasses designing, commissioning and delivering innovative leadership and organisational development programmes within the health service and other parts of the public sector. This includes managing and facilitating large scale, whole systems events, and working with executive and senior teams to develop strategy and improve effectiveness.
Pippa is currently a Trustee and Vice Chair of the NSPCC and Chair of the NSPCC Policy Committee. Prior to this, Pippa served as a Trustee and Vice Chair of the Alzheimer’s Society from 2011 to 2017 (she has personal experience of caring for both her parents with dementia).
Pippa is a Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute and Fellow of the Royal Society of Art. She is the author and editor of a number of books on nursing and policy and numerous articles and other publications on leadership, change, development and health workforce. In her spare time Pippa is a writer of fiction and has two short stories published in anthologies.