EMMA RATZER MBE
ACCESS , CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Over the last nine years, Emma has developed the organisation from a small localised charity supporting the Homeless, to a Sunday Times Top100 Employer with a team of over 150 people. The entire workforce serve to support those at risk of social isolation across four core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Education, Community Social Enterprises and supported Accommodation.
With an extensive understanding and experience in Mental Health and Strategic Business Management, Emma’s leadership style has allowed the organisation to grow significantly across most of East Anglia, doubling the charity’s turnover to £4 million per year, whilst providing dedicated support to tens of thousands of people annually.
In 2019, Emma was honoured for her outstanding work to the county of Suffolk with an MBE. Most recently she was recognised as the 2020 CEO of the Year by the Third Sector, after successfully devising and delivering a number of unique initiatives, including PINK Orange in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In her spare time, Emma serves as a school governor, enjoys coastal walks with her family including miniature labradoodle Parker and the odd glass of Sauvignon Blanc.