Emily O'Keefe

HR Director

Emily has a HR Diploma and is a Chartered MCIPD member.

The majority of her 28 year career has been in HR across a number of different industry sectors including manufacturing, retail, utilities and pharmaceutical.

Having worked at various large businesses such as Novartis Vaccines, United Utilities, Kellogg’s and Tesco, Emily joined Certas Energy as Head of HR Business Partnering in 2016.

Given her commitment to her role and expertise, Emily was promoted to HR Director in 2020.

Emily describes herself as being fortunate in her career having worked with some great people and talented leaders and by using her experiences and expertise in working with various organisations to shape and drive HR strategy across the full spectrum.

Emily has a passion for equality and fairness in the workplace and has recently initiated the Certas Energy Inclusion and Diversity Champions forum, which she heads with the support of Managing Director Steve Taylor.

In addition, Emily is also very involved in the Health and Wellbeing of her colleagues.  Pro-actively engaging with the businesses’ Health and Wellbeing champions as well being a qualified Mental Health First Aider.