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Date Of BirthAugust 13, 1963
FactFavorite comfort food is Vegemite on toast.

Emma Harrison is a British businesswoman, best known for her work as the former chairman of the UK government’s Work Programme. She was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1966. Her father was a farmer and her mother was a schoolteacher. She has two older sisters. Harrison was educated at a local primary school and then at Ripon Grammar School. She studied economics at the University of Manchester, graduating with a first-class degree in 1988.

After university, Harrison began her career as a management consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). She then moved to work for the British government, first as an advisor on economic policy and then as head of the government’s Small Business Service. In 2006, Harrison left the civil service to set up her own management consultancy, Emma Harrison Associates.

Harrison’s work with the UK government’s Work Programme has been her most high-profile role to date. The programme was designed to help long-term unemployed people find work. Harrison was appointed as the programme’s chairman in 2011 and resigned in 2013 amid controversy over her company’s performance.

Harrison has an estimated net worth of £20 million. She is divorced and has three children.

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Full NameEmma Harrison
Date Of BirthAugust 13, 1963
ProfessionActor, Dancer, Model
EducationUniversity of Bradford


NominationsLogie Award for Most Popular New Talent
MoviesIntolerable Cruelty
TV ShowsNeighbours

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1Her favorite musicians include Rihanna, Madonna, Björk, Fergie (aka Fergie), Crowded House and Men at Work.
2Her favorite actresses are Meryl Streep and Jane Fonda.
3Had a childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian.
4Favorite comfort food is Vegemite on toast.
5Selected as Official Budweiser Poster Girl for 2003 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
6Was ranked #18 of FHM's 100 Sexiest Women of 1998, named one of the 100 Sexiest Sports Models of 2003 by Inside Sport Magazine, and chosen by Australian Playboy as one of the 10 Sexiest Women in the World.
7Appeared on the cover of FHM Australia's first-ever edition with Isla Fisher.
8Was accepted to the prestigious Australian Ballet School at age 15.
9Made her television debut at age 5 on Romper Room in her native New Zealand.
10Presenter at the 1996 BAFTA Film Awards




Schapelle2014TV MovieJourno Aus 2
McLeod's Daughters2007TV SeriesSusan
Butler Bootcamp2004TV SeriesHost
The Company2003Neo Waitress
Intolerable Cruelty2003Santa Fe Tart
Style Court2003TV SeriesCelebrity Juror
Neighbours1995-1997TV SeriesJoanna Hartman / Joanna Evans
Time Trax1993TV SeriesMilly
Mission: Impossible1989TV SeriesSlave Girl


The Morning Show2012TV SeriesHerself
Take Home Chef2006TV SeriesHerself
Playboy Celebrity Centerfold: Emma Harrison1998Video documentaryHerself
Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook1997TV SeriesHerself
National Television Awards1996TV SpecialHerself

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