Director of Impact and Operations

Director of Impact and Operations

We are delighted to welcome Emily Kippax in the new role of Director of Impact and Operations

Emily joins OMC from Friends of the Earth where she co-ordinated development and delivery of the Clean Air Campaign, raising awareness of and tackling air pollution. She brings with her a wealth of project, strategy and policy management expertise gained in a range of voluntary and public sectors and holds an MSc in Organisational Change and Development.

As Director of Impact and Operations, Emily will support Willem Kuyken, Director in the leadership and management of the OMC. With the substantial development of the organisation’s Impact work over recent years and exciting opportunities ahead, she will play an important part in driving this forward to meet its full potential. In particular, Emily will make a substantial contribution towards determining the OMC’s strategic direction and will be involved in overarching decision-making processes. On a day to day basis, she will lead on operational planning and work of the Impact Team, comprising MBCT training, accessibility and public engagement. The Impact team are based in offices in central Oxford at Kellogg College, and the research team are based across Oxford in the Department of Psychiatry and the Warneford Hospital.  

’I’m so pleased to be joining the team’ Emily commented, ‘The Centre has enormous potential for development and growth right now and I’m looking forward to working with its many stakeholders to make this a reality, while ensuring the Centre continues to live by its values.’

 Willem Kuyken responded ‘We are thrilled that Emily is joining us. It’s a time of enormous potential for Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to make a transformative difference in the world and we need an excellent team to help us do this. Emily will be working closely with our research, training and accessibility leads as well as our Trustees and Associates. Together we’re working to realise our vision of a world without the devastating effects of depression’.

Read more about Emily by visiting her Linkedin profile