Pip has over 25 years professional experience in counselling, social work, human rights promotion, creative and social entrepreneurship, as well as leadership. Ia also had a thirteen-year career as a professional, award-winning comedian (1997-2010).
Pip's diverse professional career combines with the somewhat paradoxical life experience as a gay, Caucasian man with unique function), which is the foundation for ia leading approach in the work ia does.
In October 2015, Pip was named one of the Top 10 diversity consultants in the inaugural Global Diversity List, the first-ever assessment of the world’s leading authorities on diversity (media release). Ia was put on the list again in 2016 and 2017.
In July 2014, ia was awarded the Inaugural Arts Access Accolade, which recognises the lifetime achievements of an individual who has played a significant role in working with Arts Access Aotearoa to achieve its vision of a society where all people in New Zealand can participate in the arts.
Pip is also part of a group of creatives working with the NZ Film Commission's Diversity and Inclusion programme, and advises Te Pou. Ia is the co-lead for the Future Operational Model of the new disability ministry.
Pip also writes poetry and collaborates to make songs and music videos (see below).