A highly motivated and commercial People Director, Philippa is dedicated to supporting and transforming businesses while optimising development, self-learning and mental wellbeing.
A seasoned HR professional, Philippa brings a positive, pragmatic, inspiring, and personal approach to business. With 25 years’ experience in Professional Services, Banking and Recruitment sectors, Philippa has worked closely with a cross section of global corporates and SME businesses (Cushman & Wakefield, CSFB, Petroplan).
For the past 7 years, Philippa worked as International People Director, Board Director and latterly CEO of an £80m energy recruitment business. Responsible for all employees and contractors world-wide, she developed strong compliance and labour law knowledge in the USA, Canada, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Europe.
Well-practiced at assessing businesses, and then delivering effective people solutions and strategies to improve business performance, Philippa has created and delivered People agendas across business and to a certain extent to clients internationally.
With a positive, pragmatic, inspiring and empathetic style, Philippa is extremely capable with a track record of delivering solutions focused HR plans. Innovative in her approach to getting results, Philippa is not afraid of taking chances, making decisions and assuming responsibility for getting things done.
She brings outstanding people skills including the ability to influence, motivate, inspire, have fun and also direct (when necessary) at all levels.
What Others Say About Philippa
- “Philippa is one of the most effective people I have worked with. She just rolls her sleeves up and gets on with the job. Always ready to go the extra mile she has a great empathy with people, which helps enormously when dealing with difficult problems and situations. Quick to learn, Philippa always provides options and solutions to problems encountered. She is rigorous in her application of standards and speaks her mind even when the news is difficult. She is great fun to work with too - which is a big help in trying times”, CEO, Petroplan
- “Philippa Barnes is the consummate professional and SME in all areas of Human Capital/Human Resources. Well connected, resourceful, and results oriented, Philippa Barnes is the “Go To” for innovative solutions in the Human Capital arena.” Jeff Fox, Staffing Industry, USA