Emma was appointed Chair of the Environment Agency on 19th September 2016. She was appointed to the Board of the Environment Agency in 2009, made Deputy Chair in 2015 and Acting Chair in January 2016. She currently serves on various boards and advisory committees including the Future Cities Catapult (Vice Chair), ShareAction (Chair of Trustees), the Aldersgate Group, Menhaden Capital PLC, the 30% Club Steering Committee, the Executive Board of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project and the Carbon Trust Advisory Panel. Emma has spent her 25-year career working in financial services, initially in corporate finance, and then in fund management, specialising in sustainable investment and corporate governance. As Director of Stewardship at Jupiter Asset Management until July 2014, Emma was integral to the development of their reputation in the corporate governance and sustainability fields.