Emma has experience working with multidisciplinary teams across the health, arts and not-for-profit sectors. Emma has a track record of identifying opportunities for growth and collaboration. She knows how to break down silos and create a shared understanding, bringing the best from different viewpoints and disciplines to get to the underlying issues and generate creative and strategic solutions. She has a wealth of experience in creating positive, productive relationships with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Influential work

  • Co-lead on a major initiative working with a community services organisation to design and implement a new approach to community services, with the goal more broadly to shift the paradigm in the sector.
  • Led the design and delivery of multiple Indigenous health programs and initiatives within WA and nationally.
  • Established funding partnerships with donors for an Indigenous health organisation.
  • Collaborated on the feasibility study and establishment of a landmark performing arts company.


  • Strategy
  • Program development and design
  • Not for profit leadership
  • Cross-cultural partnerships


Emma has diverse experience, having held leadership roles across the health, arts and not-for-profit sectors. She has delivered work across metropolitan, regional and remote Australia, at organisations including Earbus Foundation of WA and Starlight Children’s Foundation. Emma has a passion for the arts and held management roles at Ochre Contemporary Dance Company and Perth Galleries, representing Sotheby’s and later Bonhams in WA.  Emma holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Management from WAAPA Edith Cowan University and a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact from the University of WA. Emma was awarded the National Centre for Social Impact scholarship as recognition of her commitment to leadership in the field.