Emily has lived in St. Mary’s ward since 2015. She is the founder of Share Our Cars, a national campaign encouraging people to ‘borrow, not buy’ new cars, and lives with her partner and their three young children.
She works as a sustainability consultant, most recently on Marks and Spencer’s net zero carbon strategy and is a great believer in the power of both business and grassroots community initiatives to make change.
With a background in science, Emily is extremely concerned about the impact of climate change on current and future generations and joined the Green Party to make a difference on climate and social justice at the local level.
She loves cycling, and campaigns locally for improved cycle and pedestrian safety and empowering people to reduce private car use. Emily has also launched, or helped launch, a number of car-sharing groups in Oxford, allowing neighbours to easily share their cars in their local communities and reduce pressure on local parking.
She was recently recognised as a Climate Change Hero by the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire.
Emily is also passionate about education. She has been a school governor for 13 years (the last seven at Mary & John Primary School), and ran a company which published travel guides for kids. She also volunteers as a camp leader on Forest School Camps.
Emily studied for her MBA at INSEAD in France and Singapore, and has a Genetics degree from Cambridge and an English literature BA Foundation from Oxford.