Emma Kane: Three things you didn’t know about the CEO and founder of Redleaf Polhill

Gabriella Griffith
Emma Kane
1 In the 1980s, Emma was a professional tenor saxophonist, having studied jazz and popular music. Today she gets her musical kicks through being chairman of the Barbican Centre Trust, a role to which she was appointed in September. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Board Director of Grange Park Opera.
2 Her passion outside Redleaf is sculpting, primarily in stone and bronze. She has a studio on an industrial estate near Staples Corner and describes her sculpting look as very Breaking Bad - breathing apparatus, goggles, boiler suits. She is currently exhibiting her large garden bronzes and has just completed a private commission.
3 She is the mother of Patrick Kane, aka the Bionic Boy, who was the youngest person in the world to get a bionic arm (having had meningitis as a child). Patrick is an Ambassador for Sepsis UK and recently did a TED Talk. He shot to fame in June when he appeared in a video at the start of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.

Sculptures by Emma Kane

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