Philippa Cole, Associate Director of Admissions and Estates

Philippa started her career at Dixons, progressing through various blue-chip companies before joining the Foundation in 2009 from Total Petrochemicals.  Philippa’s remit is diverse: responsible for the management of all aspects of the Trust’s properties, including maintenance, insurance, health and safety and facilities management; she also manages the selective schools’ admissions process and the catering contract.   

 As well as recruiting an excellent team, Philippa’s career highlights include the procurement of £5.6million+ of public funding in four rounds of national bidding; 46 major capital projects in her 11 year tenure at the Foundation; managing all aspects of a £1.6m insurance claim following major fire, including relocation of over 80 office staff;and managing SAP Implementation for 219 users in 17 Business Divisions, 3 depots & 2 factories