Emily McPherson

Head of HR


Emily has been part of Ignition since the beginning. She heads up the HR team and is involved in everything people related as well as being heavily involved in setting firm strategy and direction.

Before Ignition Emily worked at Coutts, Deloitte and Ingenious where she focussed on Human Resource Management and Change Management. She has worked with a broad variety of clients across a wide range of diverse industries.

Fine Print

Key Practices

Culture, talent management, compensation, employee benefits, training and development and employer/employee relations

Education & Training

University of Exeter BA Hons, ATT and IAC

Client Secondments

Norwich Union Life, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson

Awards & Nominations

Finalist – The Lawyer Awards 2022 – Operations Team of the Year

Other Interests

Emily also founded Ignition HR which provides virtual HRD services and advice on strategic HR matters.

A Social Cause I am passionate about

My brother was diagnosed with severe Crohns disease when he was 9 so I am passionate about raising money to promote awareness of the condition and fund research for new treatment. I ran the London marathon a few years ago raising tens of thousands of pounds for the cause. I also loves being involved at my children’s school helping to listen to readers and coming up with new ideas and initiatives to fundraise.