She was appointed Group Chief Executive on 1 October 2015, after serving as Deputy Chief Executive for four years.
Emma’s professional background is in Human Resources. She joined the hospice from University Hospital North Staffordshire, where she was Assistant Director of Human Resources responsible for workforce design, education and transformation. Emma led on a number of workforce change and education projects. She has also worked in the private sector and undertaken consultancy assignments for a social enterprise in the housing sector.
Since joining St Giles, Emma has been instrumental in the development of the hospice strategy, developing partnership relationships with a range of third sector and NHS organisations and developing innovative new service offers. She continues to be passionate about health inequalities, improving healthcare systems and education. Emma has recently completed her Doctorate in Health Policy with Keele University researching how English hospices have responded to the challenge of dementia.