CEO and Co-Founder, People Collider

Philippa Penfold
CEO and Co-Founder of People Collider

Philippa (known as Pip) is the CEO and Co-Founder of People Collider, a company whose purpose is to educate HR professionals about new technologies.

Australian by birth, Pip has spent over a decade in Asia living and working across multiple countries in Senior HR roles. Throughout her 20-year corporate HR career Pip managed many technology implementations and supported HR functions and companies with their digital transformation. Today she educates HR about new technologies (AI, Blockchain, RPA etc) and technology ecosystem design to solve their talent related problems and prepare them for the future. Pip also provides expertise to emerging HR technology companies as an Advisor, teaches Human Capital Innovation to Master students at the Singapore University of Social Sciences and is the Chairperson of the ASEAN Human Development Organisation Technology Committee. As the Researcher for “The State of HR & Technology in APAC” survey, Pip also has unique insights into the development and evolution of HR professionals as they adapt to Industry 4.0.

Pip holds an Executive MBA from the top-ranked Kellogg-HKUST program, a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Temple (USA), a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from Oxford University’s Säid Business School and a Postgraduate Certificate in Change Management from the Australian Graduate School of Management. Pip is a certified Global Human Resources Professional (GPHR) through the Human Capital Institute, a Senior Certified Practitioner (SHRM-SCP) by the Society for HR Management in the US and holds professional credentials with the Australian HR Institute (CAHRI) and UK CIPD (MCIPD).