UK Head of international management consultancy Oliver Wyman
Dr Rebecca Emerson is Head of UK at international management consultancy Oliver Wyman, where she has worked since 2005. Before taking on the role of Head of UK, Rebecca was responsible for Oliver Wyman’s treasury agenda in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and was elected Partner in 2010.
Previous roles include Head of Business Strategy at INVESCO UK, Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company and Head of E-risk at Natwest. An economist, Rebecca holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford, having previously studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California in the USA.
Responsible primarily for advising banks and market infrastructure players on wholesale risk management and treasury topics, Rebecca draws on her vast market experience to deliver high-level consultancy for her clients. Recent work includes recommending changes to universal banks’ treasury organisations to improve efficiency and risk management, and working with investment banks and universal banks to recommend enhancements to their market risk organisations, processes and systems.
Rebecca is committed to making Oliver Wyman stand out in the UK consulting market by ensuring it leads on important emerging themes across its client sectors, particularly the transformative power of digital. She also plays an active role in Oliver Wyman’s Social Impact programme, personally supporting the company’s work with refugees. As a female head in a male-dominated industry, Rebecca is keen to continue encouraging more diversity within Oliver Wyman, and the management consultancy sector as a whole.
Born in Washington DC to a military family, Rebecca moved around extensively while she was growing up. Having lived in the UK for the past 22 years, she now firmly regards London as home. Outside of work, Rebecca is passionate about art and photography, enjoys running and making ice-cream.