Emma Scott (chair)
Emma Scott is Chair of World Book Day. She is also the CEO of Cultivation Partners, which advises senior leaders on strategy and innovation across broadcasting, podcasting, publishing and the creative industries.
Prior to this Emma was the CEO of Beano Studios, where she powered the transformation of the Beano from an 80 year old comic to an International Emmy nominated global kid’s TV franchise and a high-growth digital and ecommerce platform.
Emma has inspired and driven the conception and growth of ground-breaking TV and digital content throughout her career. From her previous role as Chief of Staff for the BBC Director-General to launching Freeview, the UK’s first free digital TV platform. She went on to spearhead the creation and development of market-leading Freesat, the UK’s streaming and digital TV services joint venture between the BBC and ITV Plc.
In a Non-Executive capacity Emma has been the Vice Chair of both the medical research charity, Ovarian Cancer Action and The Royal Television Society.