Emily Harrison is the founder and Executive Director of Innovaid Advisory Services - a group of international consultants who provide strategic advice and management services to celebrities and corporates on their philanthropy and corporate social responsibility in India.
Australian born, Emily grew up on a remote cattle station in Western NSW and dedicated her career to rural and remote community development. She spent 10 years working in local and state government on grassroots community development projects across outback NSW and Queensland in a number of roles.
Emily first came to India in 2007 as a Team Leader with Australian Volunteers International. She led teams of volunteers on community development projects in remote villages inTamil Nadu where she fell in love with India and made the decision to move to Bombay and singlehandedly start her own company - Innovaid Advisory Services.
Under her leadership, Innovaid has grown into a burgeoning, boutiquecompany working with an impressive list of celebrities, including cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Steve Waugh and Brett Lee, sporting heroes Abhinav Bindra and Mir RanjanNegi, Bollywood stars Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Rahul Bose, GulPanag, Shiamak Davar and Anupam Kher. She has also advised a host of corporates such as Bajaj Auto, Mahindra Swaraj, Ultratech, Shaadi.com, Rajasthan Royals, Hutch Vodafone and Tata AIG.
Through this work, Emily was selected as one of Advance's 50 Current & Emerging Female Leaders in Australia, she received the ‘STAR ENTREPRENEUR AWARD’ for her Innovative Leadership in CSR Innovation and was shortlisted as ‘Global Australian of the Year’ in the Social Innovation category.
She is a long-term visiting faculty at the SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, is the first ever woman Chair of the Australia New Zealand Business Association in India, and is the official Charity Advisor to the hit National Geographic television series 'Wheel2Wheel - Season 2 (India)'.