Emily is the most senior communications adviser for the UK government's biggest department. She has leadership responsibility for a multi-award winning communications directorate, serving seven separate agencies and arms' length bodies. She is a crisis communications expert, who led the successful multi-channel crisis-communications response to COVID-19 across the justice system. She has also led communications functions in the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs and at the heart of Whitehall in the Cabinet Office. She has been the chief communications adviser to six secretaries of State and is a former broadcast journalist.