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Leslie Morphy was appointed as an Independent Governor in January 2011.
Leslie has had an executive career largely in the not for profit sector and stood down from her post as CEO of Crisis, the national charity for homeless people in 2014. While there, the income of the charity tripled and 9 learning and activity centres were opened across the country, including at the Old Fire Station in Oxford. Prior to that she was a Director of the Prince's Trust responsible for operations and policy. She spent some time in a non governmental departmental body as an expert on literacy and numeracy and she headed up a social enterprise, Broadcasting Support Services linking viewers and listeners to information and education opportunities.
She currently has a non executive career and as well as Oxford Brookes University is a Non Executive Director at the Home Group, one of the UK's largest housing associations and at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. She is also Chair of a small charity, Pathway, which focuses on the health needs of homeless people. She received her OBE for services to homeless people in 2010 and is married with two grown up children.