Emma Kelly first joined ALPA in 2015 as an Employment Services Coordinator within the Community Development Program (CDP). Since then, Emma has progressed through the company filling positions such as Remote School Attendance Strategy Manager and Community Development Manager. She has spent extensive time working with remote community members to identify their goals and aspirations and has focused on leveraging government programs to support those goals to be achieved.

 After taking out the NT's Emerging Leader Award at Telstra's 2020 Business Women's Awards, Emma stepped up to lead the Community Services Division as General Manager in 2021.

The Community Services Division is comprised of over 300 staff, encompassing employment services, an RTO-accredited training department, Higher Education Hubs, education support services and a Community Engagement Team.

Emma completed a Masters of Human Rights in 2022 and acts as the ALPA Board’s advocacy lead on a variety of key issues such as CDP reforms and the Cashless Debit Card, as well as sitting on the Board of Manapan Furniture.