At the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester in 2023, Philippa Broom guides a diverse group of people: German ex-ministers, politicians from Mongolia, a deputy leader from Norway and a group of Swedes.
There seems to be no one, either in the British or international liberal-conservative movement, that she does not know. She is familiar with the entire British Conservative Party elite and last month invited her good friend to an event in London, Ranil Wickremesinghe who is also the President of Sri Lanka.
Philippa's roots are in South Wales, where she grew up and became involved in the Young Conservatives and Young Farmers as a young person.
After her studies, she worked for the NSPCC (National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children), one of the UK's largest children's rights organisations.
After ten years of campaigning on children's rights issues, she became International Director of the British Conservative Party (equivalent to International Secretary in Sweden). There, Philippa worked extensively on democracy development on all continents, building an outstanding international network within liberal conservative parties around the world.
Philippa seems to make everyone feel welcome and sees her role as bringing people together and building alliances between them.
She was International Director of the Conservatives for fourteen years, and has since run her own consultancy firm based in London. But she has always kept one foot in politics while remaining involved in local politics. She works on sustainability issues and runs a network focusing on the environment.
In 2018, Philippa was awarded an OBE, Order of the British Empire, for her public and political service in the Queen's Honours List.
Philippa also has close personal ties to Sweden and visits the country once a month.
We at Ephi are very proud to welcome Philippa to our advisory board!