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Emma Hill is the Group Head of Food, Health, Safety & Environment for CH&CO, the independent catering business that creates uplifting food and hospitality experiences across many locations, including workplaces, destinations, venues, events, education, livery and healthcare.

Emma successfully drives CH&CO’s long-term commitment to operating in a socially responsible, sustainable way. Under her direction, CH&CO became the largest and most diverse contract caterer to be awarded the highest sustainability rating of three stars by the Sustainable Restaurant Association. It’s also Emma’s responsibility to effectively enable and empower all functions of the health and safety team, from policy writing and reviews through to handling individual customer cases, across the diverse business.

Emma works tirelessly to improve the Environmental, Food and Health and Safety culture both within CH&CO and across the hospitality industry. She was part of the working group that revised the Catering Industry Guide on behalf of the BHA (now UKHospitality), is an active member of the Food Experts Group, a Committee Member of the ACMSF (advisory Committee for the Microbiological Safety of Food), a member of the CIEH and a Grad IOSH member.

Emma is a role model for people looking to develop a career in the industry. Her career began more than 20 years ago as a general assistant at Charlton House. Her clear understanding and aptitude for food and health and safety, together with a desire to continually gain knowledge and insight to drive innovation, has seen her progress steadily through the ranks. A pro-active and inspiring member of the team, Emma completed her BSc in Environmental Health, following six years of part-time studying, and was awarded a deserved First-Class Honours, along with being a practitioner member of IEMA. Emma is currently studying her MSc in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management

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