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Systemic Initiatives

Phil Steventon

Phil Steventon

Production Coordinator, New Plastics Economy

Role at the Foundation

As the Events Coordinator for The New Plastics Economy Team, it is Philippa’s role to lead production of all New Plastics Economy events. She is also PA to Rob Opsomer and the first point of contact for the New Plastics Economy Participant Network.


Following graduation from Manchester University where she studied German, Philippa pursued a corporate sales career at Cadbury’s, Paramount Pictures, and Warner Brothers. A sabbatical enabling her to compete in the 2005/6 Clipper Ventures Round the World Yacht Race prompted a change of career path.

Having gained her Yachtmaster Offshore qualification she worked for Ondeck Sailing, a corporate and events sailing company, helping run the RYA Sailing School and managing the Individual Events including the Atlantic Adventure sailing programme, the Fastnet Campaign and the annual Round the Island Race.