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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Emma Jennings

Emma Jennings

Director of Programmes, Institute of Continuing Education, Cambridge

Office Phone: 01223 769275


An economics graduate and chartered management accountant with a corporate background in business development, finance, operations, and marketing, Emma moved into the higher education sector in early 2012. Emma has over 15 years of people management, change and project leadership in large global organisations including IBM and The Boots Company (now Alliance Boots). She has run two consultancy businesses helping individuals and small businesses present themselves more favourably to potential clients.

Emma is passionate about encouraging and enabling others to perform their best. At IBM, she was a member of the UK Women’s Leadership Team and co-established their ‘Top Talent’ programme to identify, develop and retain early-career staff with leadership potential.

During her two years at Anglia Ruskin University’s business school, Emma worked with academics to update a curriculum to better meet changing market demands. She built relationships with schools and colleges to promote the benefits of a university education to those from backgrounds with low participation in higher education.

Research Interests

Responsibility for ICE's exciting portfolio of part-time programmes, including professional development, Undergraduate Certificates and Diplomas, and Master of Studies (MSt) degrees; and short courses including weekend courses and the Madingley Weekly Programme.