Emma Hardy

Emma Hardy

Director of Commissioning Operations, Channel 4

Emma spent more than 20 years as Director of Talent and Managing Director at Princess Productions, where she helped to launch the TV careers of high-profile talent including Dermot O’Leary and Mel & Sue. During Emma’s time at Princess, she was involved in a raft of formats across genres including The Sunday Night Project, The Wright Stuff and Sunday Brunch.

Emma has been part of a number of well-known collaborations, such as working with Cancer Research UK on their Stand Up To Cancer/Channel 4 campaign. She also had a stint as Executive Producer at Manchester City Football Club, overseeing the All or Nothing full-access eight-part documentary for Amazon Studios. At Channel 4, Creative Diversity, the Off-Screen Talent department and Indie Relations all report to Emma and she is very heavily involved in many cross-departmental collaborations.