Garrett Emmerson

Former CEO of the London Ambulance Service

Garrett Emmerson is the former Chief Executive Officer of the London Ambulance Service (LAS) who led the Service through the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as responding to multiple major incidents including the two London Bridge terrorist attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

"In every crisis, there is also opportunity"

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  • Leadership
  • Inspiration
  • Crisis Management
  • Smart Cities
  • COVID-19 Pandemic


He presents in English.

How he presents

Garrett is a fabulously experienced and entertaining public speaker, with a wealth of leadership lessons and anecdotes from the heart of Government.

In Detail

Prior to LAS, Garrett was Chief Operating Officer at Transport for London, responsible for its surface transport operations for over eight years, including during the 2012 Olympics when he oversaw the management of the Games Lanes, Olympic Road Network, and road-based sporting events. Working closely with both Boris Johnson and Sadiq Khan's mayoral administrations, he has been at the heart of managing public and political events in London for more than a decade. Garrett has a wealth of political, crisis management and media experience, as well as a track record of successful delivery of major organisational change. He can take you on a "behind the scenes tour" of almost every significant event in London over the last ten years and give you an intimate insight into how to manage crisis situations in some of the most extreme circumstances.


Garrett Emmerson is an accomplished speaker with a multitude inspirational leadership lessons, experiences and anecdotes from the heart of government and public service that will resonate with anyone working in a high-pressure operational environment.



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