Emma Lindsell and Isobel Stephen

UKRI Executive Director of Strategy

Emma Lindsell and Isobel Stephen job share as Executive Director of Strategy at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Emma and Isobel 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 and, amongst other things, 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.

Last updated: 1 September 2023

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