Emma West - Sainbury's




Emma West joined Sainsbury’s in July 2013 as Director of Talent and Capability.

Her responsibilities include talent management, resourcing, learning & development and diversity & inclusion across Sainsbury’s which employs over 157,000 colleagues.  

Emma has a background in HR previously working in consumer goods organisations, including Cadbury and Unilever, and has spent much of her career working internationally – including in Russia and USA.  Prior to joining Sainsbury’s Emma was the Head of Talent and Organisation Development at Unilever.

Her early career was spent with Cadbury Schweppes, where she gained a wide experience of business and HR change from start ups to acquisitions, mergers and divestment, including a period of time working for Private Equity.

Emma is the Chair of the charity Inspire, the business education partnership for Hackney. She was previously a Trustee of the Cadbury Charitable Foundation. Emma is an accredited coach and does some pro bono coaching.