Gemma Edwards

Gemma works as an Audit Operations Director for Cooper Parry, having previously led a number of teams through extensive change management and growth strategies.

Gemma is also part of the Audit Leadership team at Cooper Parry, assisting with formulating the strategic growth plans of the team as well as devising the operational strategy to achieve the objectives for growth.

As an experienced coach and mentor, Gemma takes pride in developing the people around her and building effective teams towards exceptional results.

Gemma has gained significant international experience in managing and leading on large Outsourcing projects where she has successfully migrated operational services and project teams offshore and led teams to ensure successful client delivery.

Her passion for automation and technological transformation has allowed Gemma to be at the forefront of process improvements and efficiency initiatives, using technology to best deliver client service.

Previously, Gemma has worked in the Real Estate and Property sector where she has worked with national property agents in managing the financials across their commercial property portfolios. This is where Gemma successfully implemented a national mentoring programme for finance professionals working within the property sector.

Married for 10 years and a devoted mother of two young daughters, Gemma is passionate about empowering young women and creating opportunities for the next generation of leaders.