Emma de la Fosse


Phone: 07836 588 519


2016- Present Chief Creative Officer Ogilvy & Mather Group UK.

2016 - Present Global Creative Director Kimberly Clark

2015-16 Chief Creative Officer Europe, Middle East and Africa.

2012-15 Executive Creative Director OgilvyOne

2011-14 Creative Director (Bupa, Public Health England, Nescafe)

2002-11 Creative Director (IBM, Mothercare, Cancer Research, British Gas,        British Airways)  

1998-02 Assistant CD (Post Office, TV Licensing) OgilvyOne.

1996-98 Senior Copywriter Duckworth, Finn, Grubb, Waters.

1993-96 Copywriter Bainsfair, Sharkey, Trott.

1991-93 Junior copywriter Tilby & Leeves.

1988-89 Social Worker with handicapped children. Sparrows Hern Centre, Herts. Teaching assistant for disabled adults at South Thames College, London


1989-91 Hounslow College (HND Advertising, graphic design and copywriting)

1986-88 Chelsea School of Art. (Foundation in graphic design and typography)

1981-86 Ursuline Convent. (9 ‘O’ levels and 3 ‘A’ Levels)


Emma is a regular on the UK and international judging circuit including both the Yellow and Black Pencil Juries at D&AD, Cannes Lions, Campaign BIG, Clios, Creative Review and the DMAs.  She is a speaker at a variety of events, most recently on multi-screen and programmatic at AdWeek and on diversity at the 3% conference.

She writes for industry publications such as Creative Review and Campaign (most recently an opinion piece on integrated advertising and breaking down silos). 

To lead the charge in increasing diversity more broadly in creative departments, Emma has launched The Pipe with colleagues at Ogilvy.  A brave and bold move, The Pipe recruits interns regardless of age, gender, race or educational background and pays them the LLW to make the scheme accessible to all.

Emma has been chosen to lead Ogilvy’s participation in the United Nations and WPP initiative ‘Common Ground’ which aims to tackle the wider issues around equality, particularly with regard to female labour and exploitation in developing countries.


Member D&AD
Member WACL
Member of WWF and RSPCA

Member of Derelict London Society

Associate Director of Museum of London (1998-2000)

Personal Life

Emma is married with two teenage boys and lives in West London.  A born and bred daughter of the city, she is curious and passionate about all things London.  When she’s not busy with the family she sometimes finds time to collect antique maps.  Her pride and joy is a 1971 VW Beetle, a labour of love, which is somehow still running.