Emma is a Director at Hawker Britton’s practice in Western
Emma is a highly experienced professional with over ten years
service in both the McGowan Opposition and State Government.
She has a proven record of working with clients, Ministers, public
agencies and all levels of government, collaborating to achieve
Emma worked as part of the Eric Ripper Opposition in 2013 contributing extensive research as part of the development of the Metronet rail infrastructure program and as part of Mark McGowan’s Policy Committee prior to the 2017 WA State Election. She coordinated the Leaders campaign program and contributed to WA Labor’s plans for state-wide job creation; regional economic development; and major infrastructure programs.
As a Chief of Staff in the McGowan Government, Emma worked on the successful commissioning of Optus Stadium, led the implementation of Strategic Funding Review of State Sporting Associations in WA; WA’s inaugural Strategy to Respond to the Abuse of Older People (Elder Abuse) 2019-2029; and the Asian Sport Engagement program.
Following the 2021 election, Emma worked with Cricket Australia and WA Cricket, finalising State and Federal funding agreements as part of the $1.5b Perth City Deals project.
Prior to working in politics, Emma worked in the community sector and was an active reservist with RAAF 25 SQN for five years.
She has a Bachelor of Applied Science (analytical chemistry) from the University of Canberra and is currently completing the AICD Company Directors Course.
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