Dr Philippa Lloyd is Vice-Principal (Policy and Strategic Partnerships) at Queen Mary University of London.
Dr Philippa Lloyd began as Vice-Principal for Policy and Strategic Partnerships in January 2019. She is also the sustainability lead for the University. Previously she was Director General of Higher and Further Education at the Department for Education.
Philippa is a physicist by background with a PhD in atmospheric physics. She began her career as an editor on the science journal, Nature and first joined the Civil Service in the former Office of Science and Technology. While in Government, she held a variety of policy and corporate roles and acted as Principal Private Secretary to three Secretaries of State.
Philippa took up the post of Director General, People and Strategy in September 2012 in what was then the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. In July 2016, responsibility for higher and adult further education was moved to the Department for Education, where she became the Director General responsible for higher and further education post-16.