Phillippa Cole is director of artistic planning at the San Francisco Symphony. Previously, she was associate director of artistic planning at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where she was responsible for programming the Hollywood Bowl classical concerts and the Green Umbrella contemporary series. In 2011, the Royal Academy of Music in London named her an associate for services to the music industry. She has also served as artist manager and associate director at Askonas Holt, an artist management company, and casting administrator at English National Opera. Cole studied oboe at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. She served as a Performance panelist at the Center in 2019.