Emma is the new chief executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance – the independent umbrella body for over 300 sport and recreation organisations including The FA, UK Athletics and British Cycling. Emma previously worked headed up the Cabinet Office’s Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Unit, set up in 2012 to support Lord Coe in his role as the Prime Minister’s Legacy Ambassador. Emma’s previous roles have included Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, David Cameron and Deputy Head of Mission in the British Embassy in Madrid. She started in the British Army where she had operational tours in Northern Ireland and Kosovo. Emma is a keen sportswoman – with a number of marathons and triathlons under her belt along with a few long distance cycle rides.