Emma is an entrepreneur and highly experienced charity trustee. She specialises in creating positive change through communications, an industry in which she has over 30 years’ experience. Today she is Chief Executive of Newgate Communications, part of the international communications group, SEC Newgate on whose board she also sits as Deputy Group CEO. Her clients include business leaders, household brands and international organisations. She is Chair of the UK’s largest ovarian cancer charity, Target Ovarian Cancer, and of Europe’s largest multi arts centre, the Barbican Centre Trust; she is also a board member of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Outside her business and philanthropic interests, Emma is an avid sculptor and passionate about jazz and opera; she started out life as a tenor saxophonist. She was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2017. Her business top tip is to listen – you don’t learn anything by speaking. She had some sound advice – back Yourself. Surround yourself with the best talent you can afford. Don’t be afraid of public speaking-it’s your story.
CEO of Newgate Communications, Deputy Group CEO SEC Newgate S.p.A., Chair of Barbican Centre Trust and Chair of Target Ovarian Cancer. Board Member Elton John AIDS Foundation, Founder and Chief Executive of Redleaf Communications (now Newgate)
30 years’ experience in media and investor relations both in-house and in agencies.
Lover of the arts and charities that do things to make a real difference to people’s lives. Committed to being the very best at everything I do; passionate about my clients and achieving exceptional results for them.
Specialties: content creation, media relations, financial PR, institutional and investor relations, internal communications, copywriting, issues management, communications surrounding IPOs and M&A. Fundraising.