Emily has been Chief Executive of the National Opera Studio since 2015. Prior to that she spent 15 years with the Royal Opera House; first as Stage Manager, managing over 60 productions for the Royal Opera, and then taking a leading role under CEO Alex Beard in the organisational development of the ROH, by designing and developing their first Internal Engagement Programme. She was the first ever Consortium-supported Performing Arts Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme in 2012-13. She has worked in leading opera companies around the world, as stage designer, company manager or stage manager, including Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Victoria State Opera, European Union Opera and Grange Park Opera. She is a trustee of Visible Theatre Ensemble and the Wandsworth BID Board, a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts and a relational dynamics coach. She is a keen cook and loves wildlife, with an especial fondness for the giraffe.