Emma-Jane Houghton
Emma-Jane Houghton
commercial director - new hospital programme
Cabinet Office

Emma-Jane Houghton is a senior commercial director in the cabinet office. Since January 2021, the Cabinet Office appointed her Commercial Director for the New Hospital Programme - one of the biggest and most challenging major programmes for UK government policy and manifesto commitment- and is responsible for the commercial strategy, procurement and end to end market creation. A chartered quantity surveyor by training she is highly experienced in infrastructure and the built environment. Her expertise is based on both coal-face delivery and Big 4 advisory with roles at Terminal 5, East London Line Extension, KPMG and Heathrow Expansion. In December 2021 Emma-Jane was appointed as a Non-Executive Director for the Considerate Constructors Scheme; applying her wealth of commercial delivery knowledge and her experience in infrastructure transformation environments to a renewed Board of Directors structure for CCS. Alongside her passion for the construction sector is Emma-Jane’s commitment to her role as a Major in the Engineering and Logistics Staff Corps, where she is commissioned to provide impartial and confidential advice to the British Armed Forces. She chairs the Institution of Civil Engineers' (ICE), Civil Engineer of the Future Working Group - Engineering Rebellion - championing the way to a new definition of what our traditional construction professions need to focus on to be current and how they can attract new and broader talent to their doors. And in February 2022 ICE awarded Emma-Jane fellowship to the institution. She also joined the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) as a Non-Executive Director in January 2022.