Emma has worked with the Commonwealth Foundation as a consultant since 1995, managing a range of events and projects.
In her current role she oversees the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and manages Commonwealth Writers’ translation initiatives.
Emma has many years’ experience of curating exhibitions, organising events and managing arts projects with a focus on world cultures. As Visual Arts Officer at the Commonwealth Institute she curated a large number of international exhibitions. As Head of Project Development at London-based arts organisation Cultural Co-operation, she worked with artists from London’s national and faith communities, as well as putting together talks and spoken word programmes for the Music Village Festivals, and organising a major conference on diaspora literature in 2005.