Helen Emsley

Executive Director of DesignGlobal Buick and GMC

Inspired from a young age to combine an appreciation for fashion design and her family ties to England’s transportation industry, Helen Emsley, a native of Great Britain, found her vocational and creative passions fulfilled as a member of General Motors’ Global Design leadership team.

Helen is the Executive Director, Global Buick and GMC Design. As the champion of both brands, Emsley provides strategic design guidance and day-to-day leadership to the exterior and interior studios. Most recently, she and her team helped launch the much anticipated 2021 GMC Yukon, plus the 2021 Buick Envision and 2020 GMC Sierra.

When she is not working, Emsley finds inspiration being a mom. She has brought many learnings from her adventures traveling with her son, who loves technology, to her work. These experiences provided many insights into features that she demanded be included in her vehicles for families.