Emma Thomasson


Emma Thomasson is a journalist, leadership coach and consultant, specialising in workplace mental health, diversity and inclusion. She worked for Reuters for 27 years as a foreign correspondent and bureau chief. Her career took her from London to Germany, South Africa, the Middle East, the Netherlands, Switzerland and back to Germany. At Reuters, she was heavily involved in equity and mental health initiatives. She was a coordinator of the peer network at Reuters, which has made major strides to break down stigma about mental health issues. She also set up a new global editorial mentoring programme for Reuters. Since leaving the company in 2022, she has worked as a consultant and trainer, including for the Thomson Reuters Foundation on a project to support journalists forced to flee their home countries, in collaboration with the Dart Centre Europe. She is also working on a media literacy initiative to promote solutions-based journalism for young people to counter rising mental health issues and news avoidance.