Emma Martinho-Truswell

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Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

Emma Martinho-Truswell is the co-founder and COO of Oxford Insights. 

Emma's expertise is in setting up teams, projects and systems to solve problems in creative and practical ways. She provides advice to governments on areas including artificial intelligence, data, and government effectiveness, focusing on the leadership required for successful implementation. Governments that Emma has advised include Australia, Malaysia, the UK, Mexico, Israel, Ukraine and Bahrain. 

Before co-founding Oxford Insights, Emma worked as Head of Projects and Strategy at the Open Data Institute, where she co-founded the Labora startup hub and designed the ASEAN Data Startup Accelerator; and delivered leadership programmes for the World Bank, the European Commission and Sainsbury’s.  

Emma previously worked in the Australian Prime Minister's Department focused on civil service reform and international economic policy. Her research on supporting Prime Ministers for the Institute for Government contributed to redesign of policy functions at 10 Downing Street. She holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Law degree with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney, and a Masters of Public Policy with Distinction from the University of Oxford, where she was a Clarendon Scholar and came first in her class.

Contact: emma [at] oxfordinsights.com