Emma Blakey

Non-Executive Director

Emma joined the Alcentra Direct Lending team in 2020. As a Vice President within the Portfolio team, Emma has responsibility for managing investment performance, including actively collaborating with portfolio businesses. Alongside credit focused responsibilities, Emma leads on furthering ESG initiatives across the Alcentra Direct Lending business. Emma has over 10 years’ experience in credit markets.

Prior to joining Alcentra, Emma held positions with Ares Management and HSBC, with roles which similarly entailed active management of pan-European mid-market businesses across a wide range of sectors.

Emma holds an Industrial Economics degree from the University of Nottingham. Emma enjoys hiking, having completed charity treks through the Drakensberg Mountains, and both Sahara and Gobi deserts.