Philippa plays a vital role in shaping the direction of our business as she leads the whole of the engineering team.
Philippa began with us as our only turbomachinery engineer in 2012 and carried out aerodynamic and mechanical concept design work for the SABRE engine. She then built an incredibly capable turbomachinery team who developed their knowledge and skills to deliver the turbomachinery designs for the SABRE Demonstrator Engine. A team she enjoyed watching share their knowledge and ideas, develop their skills and prove their capability as they tackled challenges head on.
She has since held various roles in the business including the Functional Integration Lead of the SABRE Ground-based Demonstrator Engine and the Technical Chief of Staff to the CEO. Philippa’s experience of developing engineering capability, delivering highly complex project and business strategy made her the ideal candidate for the Head of Engineering.
Philippa joined Reaction Engines in 2012 because of her love of space, propulsion, and the SABRE concept. She also saw it the perfect opportunity to develop her technical capability on state-of-the-art technology.
Philippa graduated from the University of Southampton with a first in Aerospace Engineering. She started her career on Rolls-Royce’s Engineering Leadership Graduate Scheme. This previous job was recently handy, as was responsible for our strategic relationship with Rolls-Royce. She’s immensely proud to play her part in developing exciting technology for aerospace.