Emily Osborne

Chief Communication Officer

Emily joined KAUST from the University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia, where she had held several roles over the past 19 years, culminating in the role of Chief Communications and Advancement Officer. With Emily’s leadership, her team at UOW led the development of the University’s global brand and launched communications initiatives to increase awareness of UOW nationally and internationally. Through compelling, strategic storytelling, Emily and her team increased the breadth and quality of social and traditional media coverage of research, campus life, and educational programs. Additionally, Emily established internal communications strategies that supported the implementation of the university strategy, institutional goals, and priorities. Emily holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts (majoring in Graphic Design and New Media) and a Master of Commerce (Marketing), and leadership training from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Having joined KAUST in June 2023, Emily is working collaboratively with the executive, global partners, Kingdom officials and colleagues across KAUST to develop a clear vision for our future positioning and implement internal and external communications that will bring to life the values and success of our university to our stakeholders globally.