Emma joined LCA in June 2008 and has significant experience managing the public affairs, community engagement and consultation on large scale and complex development schemes for NHS bodies, universities, developers and local authorities.
Emma currently leads the agency’s health portfolio and has worked on several major service reconfiguration and estate projects including for NHS NEW Devon CCG and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She is currently supporting South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, helping them to secure planning permission for Douglas Bennett House and now overseeing the entire connected service change consultation.
Emma is also working with the Trust, King’s College London and the Maudsley Charity on their joint plans for the £65m Pears Maudsley Centre, which aims to transform the identification and treatment of children and young people’s mental health issues.
Emma’s other current clients include Brentford Football Club, EcoWorld London, Barratt London, Regal London and Westminster City Council. As a Director, Emma is responsible for leading on each of these clients on a day to day basis providing strategic advice, developing and implementing the right strategy and taking a leading role drafting messages and key documents.
Previously, Emma was at London Elects, organising and promoting the elections for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly and prior to that managed the media team at the Environment Agency’s Thames Region. Emma graduated from Exeter University in 2000 and from there trained as a local journalist before moving across to PR. Emma is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, has a diploma in Public Relations and is a keen runner.
A keen runner Emma is often found persuading people – even clients – to join LCA's Running Club. Exploring the big outdoors is certainly her passion enjoying frequent camping holidays. These now tend to be based around the UK after she was joined at breakfast time by a brown bear on a trip to New England.