Philippa Pip Penfold



Job Title

Co-founder and CEO


People Collider


Singapore / Australia




Australian by birth, Pip has spent the last 10 years in Asia and has gained first-hand experience of the region living and working in Taipei, Manila and Mumbai before moving to Singapore. Pip has worked in Senior Pan-Asia HR roles across various industries, from start-up’s to MNC’s, experience which has shaped her views on Human Resources across Asia. She has broad experience formulating HR strategies that align workforce evolution to business growth and profitability, designing and implementing HR programs and supporting the implementation of new HR practices.

Speaking Topics

  • The future of work and workplace
  • The future of HR
  • How artificial intelligence is impacting HR
  • Digital transformation in HR
  • Developing hybrid careers

Expert Profile

Pip is the CEO of People Collider, a company focused on improving HR’s ability to create a more human future through technology. Throughout her career she managed many technology implementations and today supports HR functions and companies with their digital transformation. She educates HR on how to map their talent challenges and design their technology ecosystem to meet their challenges today and in the future.

She has been a regular keynote speaker at HR, Technology & Digital conferences across APAC since 2012. She holds an Executive MBA from the #1 ranked Kellogg-HKUST program, a Master of Science in Human Resource Management, 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.