Emily obtained her BSc (Zoology and Geography and Environmental Studies) in 2000, her BSc Honours (GIS: Analyses and Decision Making) in 2001 and her MSc (Ecological Assessment) in 2003 from the University of Stellenbosch. 

She has also completed a number of professional training courses including the Green Building Council of South Africa Professional Accreditation Course, Environmental Impact Assessment Principles and Practice Course (ADH Consulting), and Environmental Professionals Course in Environmental Impact Assessment and Management (CSIR-Enviromentek).

Emily is passionate about sustainability and having worked in various environmental consulting positions both in South Africa and the United Kingdom, she brings local and international experience to Standards & Legal.

Emily also has a unique penchant for interpreting environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) legal requirements.