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Philippa Clayre appointed as Executive Director, UK

Philippa Clayre

WPP Government & Public Sector Practice is pleased to announce the appointment of Philippa Clayre as Executive Director of our London office. WPP’s specialist agencies partner with more than 70 governments around the world on the policy challenges where communications have the biggest impact. The Government & Public Sector Practice advises policymakers and government communicators on strategy, innovation, capability development and global best practice, drawing from evidence of outcomes from their work around the world.

Philippa joins the UK Hub from WPP’s MENA Hub where she successfully led the WPP Government & Public Sector Practice Hub for over 5 years, contributing to the network’s growth with public sector clients across numerous sectors. In her role as executive director for the UK Hub, Philippa will continue to draw on WPP specialist agencies to build bespoke solutions that support policy goals for UK government clients, driving global best practice, thought leadership and innovation for effective engagement with citizens across multiple public sector campaigns, platforms and experiences.

Working with WPP companies to deliver the most flexible, efficient and quality controlled end-to-end business solution for public sector challenges, Philippa’s hands-on role has built effective partnerships that deliver on policy goals through the lens of integrated communications.

Philippa is the co-author of a number of reports in the region, including Preparing for The Post-Truth World, and Triggering Change Through Behavioural Insights.

On her appointment as UK Executive Director, Philippa says: “For over a decade, our agencies in the UK have partnered with government on tremendously effective work. Their relentless focus on putting data-driven, deep human insights at the heart campaign solutions has generated cut-through and inspired engagement.  I am honoured to have the opportunity to be a part of their journey in the years ahead, as they continue to deliver excellence in communication across multiple ministries and challenging policy areas.

Sean Howard, Global CEO of the WPP Government & Public Sector Practice says: “I am delighted to welcome Philippa to the UK Hub. The UK Hub was the first hub of what has become global roll out, and it continues to be a source of inspiration for government clients across the world. Philippa has shown outstanding skill and drive in her five years heading up the MENA Hub and I am delighted to have her continue her brilliant work supporting our UK government clients reach their communication and policy goals.”

The Government & Public Sector Practice has hubs in the UK, Canada, US, AUNZ, EU, MENA and Singapore. The Practice brings together WPP agencies’ best thinking and expertise for policymakers and communicators in national, local and multilateral government, public institutions and international organisations.