Emma Collins

Business Planning Consultant

Emma combines a background in business planning and finance with expertise in the world of arts and culture. Emma graduated as a “double major” in Art History and Economics from Stanford University, where she started the interdisciplinary approach that would continue to define her career.  As a student at Stanford she also held part-time positions at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Cantor Arts Center and took part in classes on curating exhibitions. Emma worked for several years in finance at the global asset manager BlackRock.  As part of a Business Strategy team that ran business planning and strategic projects, she developed compelling proposals and business plans for BlackRock’s exchange-traded fund business through creative quantitative and qualitative research.

Realising, however, that her true passion lay in the arts, Emma earned a Master’s in Contemporary Art at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art London.  There she studied funding and support for the arts in the public and private sectors, the role of culture in regeneration and placemaking initiatives, and curatorial approaches to contemporary art.  Her Master’s thesis analysed conceptual artistic approaches to financial systems with a focus on artistic duo Goldin+Senneby. After graduating, Emma joined the Governing Body of the Sotheby’s Institute as its Alumni Member.

Since joining Tricolor Emma’s work has included business planning, financial modelling, spatial analysis and pandemic recovery planning for clients including Durham Cathedral, Portsmouth Cathedral, Hoghton Tower and the Edinburgh International Festival.


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