OfS appoints new Director of Regulation

The Office for Students (OfS) has announced the appointment of Philippa Pickford as its Director of Regulation.

Philippa Pickford

Philippa will join the OfS from Ofgem, where she is currently Director, Delivery and Schemes. During her time at Ofgem Philippa has led teams working on a range of issues including setting financial controls and incentive regimes, ensuring effective competition and monitoring the financial resilience of companies.

Susan Lapworth, chief executive of the OfS, said:

'I am very pleased to welcome Philippa to this pivotal role at the OfS. Philippa is a hugely experienced regulator and brings with her a wealth of experience of working with regulated organisations to bring benefits for consumers. This will be important as we continue to deliver the OfS’s strategic goals for quality and standards and equality of opportunity.' 

Philippa Pickford said:

'I am delighted to be joining the Office for Students and being part of its important work to deliver successful outcomes for students of all backgrounds. I am looking forward to working with the team to ensure our regulation is effective, proportionate and resolutely in the interests of students.'


  1. The post of Director of Regulation was held by Susan Lapworth before she was appointed OfS chief executive.
Published 05 May 2023

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