Vice President, Information Systems
Clough Ltd.


Emma is widely acclaimed within the IS industry as a fearless leader of business change. She is driven by an unrelenting commitment to customer service, and the current trend in consumerisation of technology means that she has been riding the perfect storm.

Moving from Melbourne to Perth in 2013 Emma holds the role of Vice President of Information Systems (CIO) at Clough Pty. She has catapulted the renowned Engineering Company down the path of rapid consumer grade adoption,that has forever changed the role of technology within the organisation and seen IT gross costs slashed by 45% in 3 years.

Driving new ways of sourcing and partnering within the IT industry has underpinned her success. Working with Australia’s largest listed IT solutions provider to develop a new paradigm for technology within enterprises, Emma’s International Clough user base now use technology in the same why that would in their daily retails lives with apps stores, mobile platforms, start-up capability embedded forever in their work life.

The life-blood of her approach is ‘business, not technology’ and a mantra of ‘challenging the status quo’. Her challenge to the ‘IT Establishment’ inside organisations has attracted the attention of start-ups, multinational and everything in between.

Emma’s experience with Information Systems spans multiple industries and includes iconic organisations such as Kraft Foods, Cadbury and the Australian Department of Defence.

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