Emer Timmons

Emer acts as an advocate for gender equality by consistently making it a positive regular board level agenda item. She allocates time to act as both a mentor, and importantly a sponsor, to women at all levels which ensures a healthy pipeline of successful female talent. She does this through networking events, ensuring gender balanced short lists for prominent roles, raising the profile of talented women and speaking regularly at events. She replicates this work in PaddyPower Betfair PLC where she is a Non- Executive Director and also as an Ambassador for the Royal Marines Business Liaison Group. A member of the UK government Women’s Business Council since 2013, Emer has represented the UK at the UN Commission on the Status of Women Globally in NYC in 2014, and has been asked to address the UN again in 2019. She was appointed Co-Chair of the Men as Change Agents (MACA) board and, with the support of the Home Secretary and Number 10, MACA launched a toolkit to the Chairmen and CEOs of the FTSE 350 and 150 privately owned companies on how to achieve gender balance in business leadership and thus close the gender pay gap.