Emma has 20 years experience in international project management, strategic communications, partnership building and corporate social responsibility acting as a bridge between many sectors, countries and types of project contributor. Her subject matter expertise sits in the economic and social impact of ICT, multi-stakeholder collaboration, invention, intellectual property, education delivery, gender and diversity issues as well as in the visual arts and museum sector.
In 2012, Emma founded Gold Spark Consulting and has since been working for a number of corporates, public organisations and NGOs. Previously, Emma spent 13 years at Cisco in international roles. Her interest in partnership brokering stems from time spent managing Cisco’s corporate social responsibility investments within Europe, Middle, East and Africa. Experiences from this work became the focus of research for Masters level studies in multi-stakeholder collaboration at Cambridge University and a trigger for certifying with the Partnership Brokers Association.
Emma has also worked for Sema Group, The British Standards Institution, The French Ministry of Culture and within PR agencies. She is a Horizon 2020 project evaluator. She has a D.E.S.S in Journalism and European Public Relations from the C.E.L.S.A, Sorbonne Paris IV and a B.A. Hons. in Business Administration and Industrial Relations from Strathclyde University.