Our Team


“EMA have provided a first class service to LHA-ASRA Group in our search for a new Group Chair. Anne Elliott’s insightful sector knowledge and professional approach ensured we had many high quality candidates to choose from.” We have received exemplary service from EMA during this assignment. Thank you Anne, Nina and team for the way that you have assisted, our current Chair and Board Members have also asked me to express their appreciation.”
Brian Benneyworth, Previous Group Director of HR and Corporate Services
“To appoint one Director is hard enough. To appoint four at the same time and create a new Executive team is very tough. Thankfully, with excellent advice and support from EMA, utilising their many years of housing sector experience, we have been able to appoint a great set of Directors to help myself and our Board deliver our new corporate strategy. These are exciting times for Severn Vale Housing and EMA’s input has been a critical part in ensuring our future success.”
Tim Knight, Chief Executive - Severn Vale Housing Society Limited
“We have used EMA on a number of occasions for senior staff recruitment. I have found them to be professional, well connected in the market and thorough in supporting us through the recruitment process.”
Matthew Walker, Chief Executive - Leeds Federated
“If there was one company I am happy to provide a reference for it is EMA. Anne worked very well with the Board and myself. The support from EMA was highly professional and extremely insightful enabling PCH to select the best Chief Executive candidate”
Elaine Pellow, Chair - PCH
Congratulations to Anne Elliott and her colleagues at EMA on their 10th Anniversary. EMA has been a trusted and valued partner to Waterloo Housing Group throughout this time.

Providing support and advice on a diverse range of services including senior level appointments, remuneration and Board reviews, Anne and the team have won the respect and confidence of the Board and Executive Team.

Congratulations to all of the team and all best wishes for the future.

David Pickering, Group Chief Executive - Waterloo Housing Group
When our outgoing CEO of 27 years retired we had no hesitation in appointing EMA to manage the search and recruitment process. EMA have a genuinely collaborative approach and took the trouble to really understand the differing requirements of being the Chief Executive of a relatively small, rural, housing association such as ours. From advertising to appointment, Pauline Drissell, as Lead Consultant, guided the Board through the process. As a result of the testing 2-stage process, which included invaluable personality profiling, we were confident about making a good appointment from the strong field of candidates. The support provided by EMA’s administrative team was also first-rate; we received complimentary feedback from the other final candidates about how well the process had been handled. All in all a job well done.
I would like to congratulate Anne and the team on their tenth anniversary and wish them well for the future. I would have no hesitation in recommending EMA for their professional, pragmatic and personable approach.
Mike Ash, Chair - Wiltshire Rural Housing Association