Emma Hodges is a Partner and Head of Sustainability in FRA’s London office with over 20 years of professional experience.
Combining her many years of leadership, project management and compliance experience, Emma is leading the development, implementation and operation of FRA’s sustainability programme.
With regard to her client practice, Emma has extensive experience in compliance remediation efforts working with companies either under or post-investigation, as well as having led teams conducting investigations and pro-active compliance reviews concerning money laundering, bribery and corruption related risks and allegations. She jointly led the forensic accounting aspects of a significant internal investigation for a European bank, focused on AML-related issues and allegations. Emma’s in-country assignments have covered Latin America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Emma has provided forensic accounting support in the context of multiple FCPA and fraud related monitorships for companies operating in the financial services, oil and gas, engineering, automotive and aviation industries. She was part of the team supporting the FRA partner appointed by the DOJ as corporate compliance monitor to IAV GmbH under its Plea Agreement related to a conspiracy to defraud a US agency in connection with US environmental regulations.
Emma co-authored FRA’s published chapter: Monitorships: Leveraging Forensic Accountants, Global Investigations Review, 2019. She was also recognized in GIR’s 40 under 40 2017 listing as one of the world’s Leading young investigations specialists and Who’s Who Legal Investigations, Consulting Experts and Future Leaders. She is a favorite among market commentators, who praise her as a “rising star” in the forensic accountancy field and has an excellent reputation, particularly for her compliance advisory work.
Emma is a member of FRA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Steering Committee and of the UK Women in Sustainability Network (WINS).
Emma is a Chartered Accountant. She earned a double bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance and Japanese from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. In 2021, she completed the Oxford Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme, developed by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.