Emma Hayes



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Emma joined Ideagen in 2020 as Chief Financial Officer. Ideagen plc provides market-leading information management, safety, risk and compliance software solutions that allow organisations to achieve operational excellence, regulatory compliance and reduce risk.

Previously, she was a Finance Business Partner, Capital Delivery & Commercial at Severn Trent and before that a Corporate Finance Director at Deloitte UK. Earlier in her career she worked with BDO UK as a Audit Executive.

She graduated from The University of Sheffield with an undergraduate degree in English Literature.



  1. Emma has determination, drive and vision to take Ideagen to a the next level of becoming a billion pound company. Her strengths at leading a team to become the best they can and develop people to the highest level within their roles. She is assertive, compassionate and has great emotional intelligence enabling her to motivate and get the best from people. She is a true leader, when getting stuck in with her team in getting tough deadlines met under adverse circumstances. Leads by example, always the first to get stuck in, leads by visible open door policy and floor walking checking on how people are.

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  2. Emma is a true leader in her field with a strong and deep understanding of corporate finance and how it applies to Software Development. Further she is always striving to improve both herself and those around her though pushing standards higher and seeking new and better ways to do things. Added to that are her great people skills and boundless energy making her a true leader in the Software Development field. I can confidently say that there won’t be a better candidate nominated for this position.

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  3. Activity Based Costing, Product/Customer Profitability Analysis, Balanced Scorecard, Key Performance Indicators, Forecasting, Financial modelling, Data mining and query building, Dashboards and data visualisation techniques, Business strategy development, The purpose and role of business functions, Strategic performance management techniques, Financial acumen, Concepts of marketing and sales, Concepts of supply chain, manufacturing and logistics

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  4. Clear strategic thinking Aligning short term and long term requirements Organisational design highlighting Accountability and Responsibility roles Balance between People and Corporate objectives

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  5. Agile, diverse strategic thinking with the ability to understand people, process and outcomes and deliver on the now and the future.

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  6. Ability to work across a diverse organization and build cross functional relationships at all levels to achieve success.

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  7. Strategic financing and acquisitions

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  8. Strategy, M&A and leadership

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