Chris Miller, Safeguarding Children Board Independent chair, Harrow Council

I have worked with Emma for nearly two years on an exciting and complex project which has improved the services for children who have suffered from physical and sexual abuse. Getting the police service, local authorities and health providers and commissioners to cooperate in innovation is very hard. And yet Emma’s relentlessly upbeat and energetic approach to problem solving , negotiating and getting stuff fixed has resulted in a significant transformation in London which has got other parts of the country interested.

I have worked on many complex projects and believe that this is one that has seen the most remarkable advancement in a short time of any that I have encountered. Much of that progress is down to Emma’s strong technical skill set allied with her fine emotional intelligence.

Andy Brooks, Chief Officer, Surrey Heath CCG

Emma was great from the start. We needed someone to tackle setting up our integrated care teams. Emma’s approach involved everyone from the senior executives to front line staff and delivered significant change in a short time. Her passion and enthusiasm were key as she adapted to the inevitable changes that were needed to keep the programme on track

Sue Walters, Director, SEW Consultancy

I have no hesitation in recommending Emma as a colleague and associate.

I have had the pleasure of working with Emma on three occasions – on projects which required a high level of analysis and the need to engage people quickly.

What I have noticed about Emma is her tenacity and resilience in being able to work to changing deadlines and dealing with resistance.

She has a tremendous ability to bring strategic vision and national policy to life and put it over in a way that is meaningful to other people.

Emma is unique – demonstrating great leadership skills and the ability to act courageously in order to improve health outcomes. She combines her analytical skills and clear attention to detail with a zest for making things happen!