Philippa Hird

Philippa Hird



Philippa is an independent director and strategy consultant with a particular interest in recruitment, remuneration, governance and the delivery of complex change. She is currently a Non Executive Director of the Remuneration Consultants Group, of AQA and of City University where she chairs the Remuneration Committee. She is a member of the School Teachers’ Review Body, the independent member of the Remuneration Committee of the General Dental Council and a member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Cambridgeshire.

As Group Human Resources Director of ITV Plc until 2009, Philippa led the integration of the regional ITV companies. Prior to that she held general management and then HR roles in Granada Group PLC. She began her career as a Marketing Manager with ICI and has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from The Queen’s College Oxford. Philippa has been a Non Executive Director of HMRC, a Board member of Opportunity Now and of Creative Skillset and Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She is a Companion of the CIPD and a fellow of the RSA.


Appointed: April 2017 Term Ends: March 2020


Appointed: November 2015 Term Ends: November 2018

Register of interest are disclosed here.


The NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) provides independent recommendations on the remuneration of all staff paid under Agenda for Change (AfC) and employed in the NHS. The NHSPRB’s recommendations apply to all staff in the NHS, with the exception of doctors, dentists and very senior managers. The remit group includes all staff in NHS England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and accounts for just under 1.5 million NHS staff (headcount). NHSPRB’s annual reports are submitted jointly to the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Health, and Ministers of the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Northern Ireland Executive.