Emma Williams

Emma Williams is the Chief Executive of STAR (Student Action for Refugees), in this role Emma managed the Regional Asylum Activism project from inception in 2012 until its transfer to Asylum Matters in 2017.

Emma has held management positions in the refugee sector since 1995 and been CEO of STAR since 2008. Prior to STAR she was National Development Manager at Freedom from Torture for 8 years, leading on the establishment of 4 new centres in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and Birmingham.  Emma’s first role in the refugee sector was as co-ordinator of a refugee led community centre in London, delivering frontline services to newly arrived and established refugees, she continues to be actively involved in this work.

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