Throughout her career, Gemma has believed in and championed three things close to her heart: being brave, the power of connections and the belief that together we can make a difference. She became Chief Executive in January 2017, Gemma has led the Society’s Brave agenda on a global scale. She is a true advocate of bringing your whole self to work and is on a mission to tackle taboos, push boundaries and create comfortable spaces to have the uncomfortable conversations that matter.
For over a decade Gemma has spearheaded the Society’s international expansion transforming it into the leading global network of senior marketers. Today, there are thriving Marketing Society hubs in Edinburgh, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, New York and India.
An entrepreneur at heart, Gemma founded Cabal in 2013 – a handpicked club of extraordinary, restless (and humble) people who create memorable and unique experiences and do great things together. Her next business venture (currently in its beta phase) is Nurture, a boutique connections business founded on the belief that meaningful relationships drive growth.
In 2016, Gemma became the first female president of the Solus Club in its 90-year history and she is a regular speaker at events, on podcasts and a writer of industry articles. Gemma lives in Twickenham with her husband Andy and Joshie, their son.