Philippa is a writer and journalist, philanthropist, advocate and not-for profit director. She has written for a number of publications, including the Australian Financial Review and Sydney Morning Herald, and published two biographies.
Her passion for improved maternal health outcomes for impoverished women comes from a deeply-rooted commitment to social justice and a belief that all women and girls deserve caring support in childbirth.
Over forty years, she has exercised her convictions in the not-for-profit sector through her work with Opportunity International, helping women microentrepreneurs in the poorest communities of India, East Timor, Indonesia and the Philippines, and Library For All, helping implement digital literacy programs in developing countries. She currently chairs the board of Te-Kworo Foundation, a Barbara May Foundation partner, which educates girl mothers and provides safe births for women and girls in northern Uganda.