Emma Burns

Emma Burns

“The most effective leaders have in common a drive to solve problems and create progress.”


With a diverse communications and project management background, Emma brings her operational experience working for some of Australia’s most influential entrepreneurs to Hourigan International. From insurance and investment banking, to working in one of Australia’s great ecommerce success stories, Emma’s experience spans a variety of complex Australian, regional and international environments.

Emma has a proven ability to foster and maintain exceptional client and internal/external stakeholder relationships. She intimately understands the niche requirements of C-suite roles and has worked on 60+ complex global C-suite searches across Financial Services, Technology, Health & Life Sciences, Education, Consumer, Industrial, Sport, Gaming, Media & Entertainment sectors.

Emma finds joy in operational excellence and advocates for the tools, systems and processes that enable Hourigan International to continually deliver first-class service to clients and candidates alike. She continues to be a dynamic force of nature in the business and delight clients across the full lifecycle of the executive search process.

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