Philippa joined Canford School in June 2010 as the Director of Marketing and Communications. She is responsible for both external and internal communications at this leading co-educational independent boarding school based in Dorset. Philippa combines her in-house role at Canford with communications advice through her consultancy Cathcart Communications focused on communications and marketing issues facing the education sector.
Prior to Canford, Philippa spent a decade working in the City, in equity sales for Bear Stearns and institutional marketing for Robert Fleming, before moving into Financial Public Relations with Smithfield.
CIM qualified, Philippa believes in a straight talking, clear thinking approach to communications. In a fast paced, ever demanding workplace, she is passionate about ensuring that all communications are effective and efficient. Implementing this approach in an educational setting, uniting teachers and non-teachers in a common purpose, presents some unique and interesting communications challenges.