Emma joined Hft in January 2015 and brings a wide variety of experience to the organisation.
Before joining Hft, Emma was the Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of the West of England where she launched and built the fundraising function. Previous to this Emma was the Director of Fundraising and Development at the Calvert Trust (a federation of three charities that provides outdoor activity breaks for people with disabilities). Emma’s extensive experience of driving successful fundraising campaigns is coupled with senior leadership roles as Chief Executive of KidsOut, a charity working with disadvantaged children and young people, and as Director of Operations of Whizz-Kidz, a national charity that aims to improve the quality of life of disabled children and young people through the provision of customised mobility equipment.
Emma is a trustee of the charity, Doorway, which provides an open access centre for those that are homeless in the North Wiltshire area. She has also co-authored a book on fundraising law and gives training on the subject for the Directory of Social Change. She is committed to leading her team to deliver voluntary income growth to Hft and the people we support.