Emma Ogden



Emma is a specialist in workforce development, talent management, change management, succession planning, organisation design and development.

Emma brings expertise within Human Resource Management, Target Operating Model design, staff development and rewards to SUMS members and clients.  Through her work, she delivers innovative solutions to workforce requirements and enables pragmatic, best practice solutions that are informed by appropriate insight, legislative and regulatory risk.

Emma joined SUMS in 2021 after a number of years supporting different institutions within the HE sector, but her career to date has also seen her work as a change expert for the British Red Cross.  Emma brings experience of managing transformational change projects, organisation design and development initiatives and working with all academic and professional services functions to create integrated, co-designed cultures and practices.

Emma is passionate about workforce development, talent management and succession planning which considers all aspects of equality, diversity and inclusivity and strives to implement sector-leading solutions that respond to the global landscape, trends and patterns.  She has been involved in successful Athena Swan submissions, academic development programmes and principle-led strategic approaches to structural design which have led to improved engagement and a stronger alignment to strategic priorities and values.

Emma holds chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and has a particular passion for American sports.