Emmett was appointed to the board in September 2016. 

Emmett was recruited to the Richmond Football Club as a 15 year old from its metropolitan zone.  He played in premiership sides in the under 19s and reserves competitions, and was a member of the 1980 premiership team.  After his playing career, he continued his involvement in football in various coaching positions and as a member of the VFL/AFL Tribunal for 20 years, until his appointment to the Club’s board.  

Emmett served in the Victoria Police for more than 39 years and retired in 2015 at the rank of Assistant Commissioner.  During his policing career, he performed many roles including as the head of the Professional Standards Command and of the Eastern Region of Victoria, when he led more than 4,500 staff.  In the 2011 Australia Day Honours Emmett was awarded the Australian Police Medal.

Emmett is also on the board of Greyhound Racing Victoria.

Emmett became a Life Member of the Club in 1989, and is also a Patron of the Club’s Bequest Society.