This follows a successful nine months as Head of Engineering, during which time Philippa led important changes to the Engineering Function and made a positive difference to the Business.
In her role as Engineering Director, Philippa will take overall responsibility for the engineering function of the Business and will be accountable for current and future Engineering Capability and for the leadership of all engineers in the company. Additionally, Philippa will direct the Company’s integrated technology programmes, working closely with our Chief Technology Officer, Richard Varvill, who will continue to lead strategic research and studies.
Mark Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, had this to say about the appointment:
“I am delighted to welcome Philippa to the Executive Leadership Team. She is a remarkably talented aerospace engineer with exemplary leadership skills and has been involved in some of the Company’s most critical projects. Philippa is an asset to Reaction Engines, a valued member of my team and an outstanding role model; I have every confidence she will lead and inspire our engineers and future leaders to new heights.”
“I am excited to join the Executive Leadership Team and am grateful for the support I have received from Mark, the Leadership Team and the Board. The technology we are developing at Reaction Engines is truly transformational and I look forward to leading the engineering team as we push the boundaries of space access, high speed flight and sustainable technologies.”