Philippa Davies

Technical Chief of Staff

Philippa plays a vital role in shaping the direction of our business. She does this by helping our CEO develop strategy and carrying out in-depth technical research. 

Philippa graduated from the University of Southampton with a first in Aerospace Engineering. Then joined Rolls-Royce’s Engineering Leadership Graduate Scheme. There she was lead performance engineer on a major in-service event investigation helping develop and implement a new control strategy within one month. The fastest ever achieved by the business. This previous job is handy now, as she’s responsible for our strategic relationship with Rolls-Royce.

Philippa joined Reaction Engines in 2012 because of her love of space, propulsion, and the SABRE concept. She also saw it the perfect opportunity to develop her technical capability on state-of-the-art technology.  

Philippa began with us as our only turbomachinery engineer. She then built an incredibly capable turbomachinery team. A team she enjoys watching share their knowledge and ideas, develop their skills and prove their capability as they continually tackle challenges head on.  

She’s since led the Functional Integration of the SABRE Ground based Demonstrator Engine. Working for the Chief Engineer, running design reviews, creating design processes and leading on engine performance, control, system design and system engineering. She’s immensely proud to play her part in developing exciting technology for aerospace.

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