Philippa Hird is a Director of Cambridge HR Strategy Consulting and a non-executive Director of the Remuneration Consulting Group. Philippa was previously a non-executive Director of HMRC. She currently performs voluntary roles in education as a council member of the Assessment Qualification Alliance and as a council member of City University in London. She is also a member of the Cambridge Advisory Committee for the appointment of Magistrates. Until 2008, Philippa held a number of high profile posts within ITV, and the Granada Media Group.
The function of STRB is to consider matters referred to it by the Secretary of State for the Department for Education (DfE) in relation to the remuneration, professional duties or working time of school teachers in England and Wales. The Secretary of State can refer matters to STRB at any time. STRB reports to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Education.