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Emma Hardy, Class of 1986

Emma Hardy has been heavily involved in content and performance production since leaving Cheadle Hulme School – from fine art experiences to broadcast media. It started with a role as Theatrical Agent at ICM, the UK’s largest talent agency. After a time at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Emma moved into television at Princess Productions.

Here, Emma’s projects included the live daily topical programme The Wright Stuff and live weekend programme Sunday Brunch. Emma has had a number of well-known collaborations, such as working with Cancer Research UK on their Stand Up To Cancer/Channel 4 campaign. This raised almost £16 million and won an RTS Award for Best Live Event in 2017.

She also had a stint as Executive Producer at Manchester City, where she oversaw a bespoke, full-access, high-profile, eight-part documentary project for Amazon Studios. Emma was responsible for project-managing internal stakeholders, the third-party production company, distributors and internal operational personnel.

Emma is currently Head of On-Screen Talent at Channel 4. She has never left CHS behind during her continuous success in a tough industry; she is also Chair of the CHS Alumni Board.

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