Emma Synnott - Manager, Commission for a Sustainable London 2012



Emma Synnott is a sustainable cities expert with 20 years professional experience in the public and private sectors. In 2011, Emma took up the role of Manager with the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, which provides independent assurance over the sustainability of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Previously, she spent three years with multi-disciplinary consulting firm Arup in Sydney where she was a national thought leader in sustainable cities and carbon and energy strategy and the Australasian leader for the waste and resources business.  While at Arup, Emma led on a number of city-scale projects including sustainability advice to support the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide, the Auckland Carbon Strategy, Melbourne’s Zero Net Carbon Strategy and Sydney’s Metropolitan Plan Carbon Strategy.


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Prior to joining Arup, Emma spent 2.5 years working for the Greater London Authority and the London Sustainable Development Commission (LSDC).  In this role, Emma was instrumental in establishing the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, and London Leaders, which aims to transform London into an exemplary sustainable world city through the actions of Londoners.