The role of the Essex Business School Advisory Board is:
- to provide advice on the strategic development of Essex Business
School, to include teaching, research and knowledge transfer
- to enhance the reputation of Essex Business School and promote its
- to serve as a bridge to those organisations and individuals who have
an interest in Essex Business School
- to increase external support for Essex Business School with the aim
of securing additional capital and operational funding for the School
Philippa Stokes, HR Director - Land and Sea, Rolls
Philippa joined Rolls Royce at Derby in February 2011 as Senior HR
Business Partner in the company’s civil aerospace business. Prior to
this, Philippa worked with British Airways in a variety of HR roles,
specialising in employee relations and change management. Latterly she
was Head of People and Organisational Effectiveness for BA's Head
Office. Key projects with BA included many organisational restructuring
and redesign programmes.
After gaining a BA Hons in Language and Linguistics (French) at the
University of Essex, Philippa joined the Post Office in 1987 as a
Personnel Graduate Trainee, later specialising in training and
development, and internal communications.
She went on to work in various HR roles at the Automobile
Association, which was later acquired by energy giant Centrica, where
Philippa became Group HR Policy Manager. She left Centrica in 2001 to
join British Airways.
Philippa is a graduate of Common Purpose (which aims to build leaders
in society) and has a Certificate in Employment Law. She is a Member of
the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.