Executive Director of Strategy
Emma Lindsell and Isobel Stephen
Emma and Isobel job share as Executive Director of Strategy. They work closely with Chief Executive Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser and other members of the Senior Leadership Team to ensure the effective and efficient management of UKRI as an organisation.
Emma joined us from the New Zealand Treasury where she was Director of Commercial, Infrastructure and Urban Growth where amongst other things she led Budget ’19 negotiations for housing, transport and infrastructure.
Isobel joined us from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. As Housing Director she had the Department’s overall lead on housing strategy and the development and delivery of a number of multi billion pound market side housing supply programmes, including Help to Buy Equity Loan; the Home Building Fund and the housing guarantees schemes.