Emma is Chief of Staff at ICC United Kingdom and leads across a number of projects bringing expertise in governance, stakeholder engagement and communications. She has a proven track record in large-scale project management relating to strategy execution, enhancing productivity, and ensuring effectiveness across corporate operations. Emma has worked as the right-hand person to CEOs and Chairs at international corporates, charities, and start-ups, including Cable & Wireless and Change Live Grow. Emma holds a degree in Business Leadership Practice from the Open University.
After a 30-year-plus career in HMRC, latterly as an Innovation Lead looking at the application of new and emerging technology in tax administration, Nick was recently appointed as the Director of the ICC Centre for Digital Trade & Innovation. A firm believer in the power of tech to transform the way we do trade and ensure it is a driver of sustainability, he is keen to enable collaboration across all business types, sectors and countries to put the U.K. at the forefront of developing new digital capabilities in international trade.
Chris Southworth is Secretary General at the ICC United Kingdom. Prior to joining ICC he was Executive Director for Global Partnerships, at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), Head of the International Chambers of Commerce Unit at UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and a Senior Policy Advisor to Lord Heseltine for his independent review of UK competitiveness.
Former roles have encompassed deregulatory policy at Better Regulation Executive, social enterprise policy at the Department for Business and stints in a local strategic partnership and the charity sector.