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Profile of Philippa Hird

Philippa Hird

Non-Executive Director

Philippa is an independent director with a particular interest in governance, people strategy, recruitment, remuneration and the delivery of complex change. She is currently Chair of the NHS Pay Review Body, Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair of Ordnance Survey and Deputy Chair and Remuneration Committee Chair of AQA.

Philippa is a Non-Executive Director of UK Strategic Command, an independent member of the Remunerations Committee of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge and a member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Cambridgeshire.

As Group Human Resources Director of ITV Plc until 2009, Philippa led the consolidation of the regional ITV companies. Prior to that she held general management and then HR roles in Granada Group Plc. She began her career in marketing with ICI and has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from The Queen's College Oxford.

Philippa has been a non-executive director of HMRC, a Board member of Opportunity Now and of Creative Skillset and Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She is a Companion of the CIPD and a fellow of the RSA.