Emma has held executive, non-executive and advisory positions across both private and public sector industries including health, retail, utilities and rail. Her expertise is in managing change and strategy development, and she has a particular interest in encouraging the exchange of ideas between different organisations and indeed different sectors in order to find innovative solutions.
Emma started her career in the oil industry and, after a period as a management consultant supporting utilities worldwide, she joined Somerfield plc. in a business development and marketing role. Emma became Marketing Director for Kwik Save Stores following the merger with Somerfield plc, and oversaw a transformation in performance. Since 2003, Emma has deployed her business and strategic experience in the NHS, providing planning and governance advice to NHS hospitals. She was a non-executive director for University Hospitals Bristol for over 10 years and was appointed Vice Chair when the trust achieved Foundation Trust status. She has been Chair at Swansea Bay since 2019, where she has built a strong board leading to significant improvements in performance and delivery.