Pippa joined RCY in October 2020 as Executive Director, Monitoring and Strategic Initiatives and was appointed Deputy Representative in September 2021. She was born and raised in Wimbledon, United Kingdom and graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. After two years at the Intermediate Technology Development Group in London, she completed a Masters Degree in International Development with a specialization in rural development planning at the University of East Anglia. In 1988, she emigrated to B.C. and is grateful to have lived on the lands of the Musqueam and now the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.
Pippa’s early work in B.C. focused on Community Economic Development with periods of work with the Community Futures Program (Human Resources and Development Canada) and consultations with the Westcoast Community Economic Development Consulting Group. After starting a family, she began a consulting practice for not-for-profit agencies with a focus on children and families.
Starting in January 2008, Pippa worked for the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), first as the Executive Director of the Council for Early Child Development and then as the Knowledge Translation Director. In January 2015, Pippa assumed the position of Deputy Director, a position she held for six years. She is grateful to have worked closely with HELP’S Aboriginal Steering Committee as they coached her on cultural safety and how to work respectfully with Indigenous peoples.
Pippa has extensive knowledge on a range of research methodologies and approaches to monitoring and evaluation. Over the last five years, she has developed a practice in systems thinking and leadership and has a deep interest in how we can transform the many systems that support the well-being of children and families. Pippa earned a certificate in Compassion Cultivation Training from the Compassion Institute associated with Stanford University in 2018.