Mike Emmerich is a trustee of the New Local Government Network. He is the Director of the newly created Institute for Political and Economic Governance at the University of Manchester.
He is an appointed Trustee of the National Heritage Memorial Fund 
Acted as a Labour Party election agent.
- Former Senior adviser in the Prime Minister's policy directorate
- Former HM Treasury where he "led the reforms to corporate insolvency law include in the Enterprise Act 2002 and developed the corporate venturing tax credit".
"He has worked on a range of public private partnership issues, having led the development of policy on PPPs to exploit public sector assets for commercial purposes and on the commercialisation of public sector intellectual property." 
- Management consultant at Ernst & Young specialising in local and regional development
- Deputy Director of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies