Development Director

Emma Watson Mack is the Development Director for Entrepreneurial Scotland. 

Having studied Psychology at St Andrew's University Emma joined the Royal Artillery as an officer in 1993, serving for eight years and completing tours in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Cyprus with the United Nations. Emma was selected as the first female to serve on the front line in a combat role, training as a Forward Observation Officer. 

On leaving the Army, Emma worked for the Loch Lomond Shores Management Company responsible for their Operations, HR and Events  and a socio-economic regeneration project initiated by the Scottish Executive.

In 2004, Emma moved to London to work at Barclays Global Headquarters in their Sponsorship Events Team, working on the Barclays Premiership and the Global Challenge Round the World Yacht Race. Following this, Emma worked in private client corporate events at Barclays Wealth, working with high net worth clients based both in the UK and internationally.

In 2007, Emma moved to Goldman Sachs to head up their EMEA Event Management and Hospitality Operations focussing on supporting the business build networks and growth through effective and strategically designed client engagement programmes. From 2012 Emma was engaged in a variety of consulting roles primarily with the Association for Financial Markets in Europe and the Not-For-Profit sector.

Emma lives with her family in Scotland and has a passion for sports and the outdoors.

She is a Trustee for the Officers Association and for HorseBack UK.