Philippa's career as a management and training consultant spans
thirty years. She attained a Masters in Human Resource
Management with Distinction from Sheffield Business School in 2012
where she was the recipient of the SIG Prize for Excellence. She is
a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
On paper that background may look like it has nothing to do with
dogs; however, Philippa points out that many of the issues facing
us in dog health and welfare stem directly from the attitudes and
behaviours of people, so having a good grounding in psychology and
sociology is insightful for policy development. Between 1995
and 2008 she worked on the Investors in People model, both as an
advisor and assessor, so has a raft of experience in quality
assurance and risk management schemes.
Her life in dogs includes owning both pedigrees and crossbreeds
and as a child her family puppy-walked for Guide Dogs for the
Blind. She currently shares her life with a Weimaraner cross
and a purebred Miniature Bull Terrier, and although she does not
compete with either of them, she takes part in fun agility on a
In 2011 Philippa founded the Karlton
Index for measuring progress in dog health and in 2013 launched
the Breed Health Awards in partnership with the Kennel Club
Charitable Trust. She attends APGAW and is an active
campaigner against puppy farming.