“My first job was in the US Senate for a Senator from Oklahoma in an office opposite the Senate floor – I’ll never have an office that nice again! It was here that I learnt a lot about politics and human nature and how people have to compromise and trust each other,” she reveals.
Emily then landed a global role with an American company setting up a programme to address anti-bribery sanctions, non-proliferation regulations, export controls and their ethical policy.
“I travelled the world and built my experience of taking regulations, laws and policy requirements and figuring out how to embed them in a business so they’re aligning with all targets and obligations.”
Finally, Emily moved to the UK to join Deloitte and her now husband in London. She’s been with us for nine years and has never looked back.
Asked what made her first become interested in climate and sustainability, Emily was emphatic: “It’s the biggest issue of our generation. As a professional, there’s no bigger challenge.”