Philippa works as an Analyst at Citymart and is currently working on introducing problem-based procurement to the governments of Long Beach and New York City, supporting challenge-based procurement strategy and delivery. Philippa also led the strategy and research on past Citymart challenges with the Government Laboratory in Chile, focused on how to the healthcare system could better meet the public’s needs, and the Bristol Social Cohesion Challenge (UK), improving social integration in a rapidly changing city.

Her responsibilities involve gaining a detailed understanding of each city’s needs, translating this into a clear, practical and inspiring challenge statement, while understanding the needs and motivations of providers. As an analyst, Philippa puts these two perspectives together to help ensure optimum engagement between the city’s problem and vendors’ proposals. Philippa then leads the research and outreach phases, identifying different innovative solutions worldwide and communicating the opportunity to vendors and the wider public.

Prior to Citymart Philippa worked as a freelance sustainability consultant, advising local government on sustainability education and working with European civil society organizations on how systems thinking changes how they work and campaign.

Philippa holds a Masters in Leadership in Sustainability from London-based Forum for the Future and an undergraduate degree in English Literature and Classical Literature and Civilization from the University of Birmingham, UK.