Emma is driven by her purpose to support locally elected leaders and their communities to solve problems together to achieve better outcomes for all. As a qualified mediator and recovering lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the local government industry and regional issues, Emma brings an incredible ability to listen to and understand people.
Emma is known for her dynamic and down-to-earth engagement style, and is adept at designing and structuring engagement processes that support deep conversation, tackle tough topics or involve high levels of conflict. As a child, Emma’s family travelled around Australia on a double-decker bus. This experience was perhaps the beginning of Emma’s passion for regional Australia.