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Leslie Morphy 

Chair of Become

As the Chair of Trustees it is my responsibility to provide leadership to the Board to ensure that everything we do is in the interests of young people in and leaving care.  It is also my responsibility to ensure that we work together as a team respecting each others contributions to debate and decision making. I have had a long career working across education, health and housing and largely working with  people who have not had the best start in life.  Over the last 20 years I have been particularly committed to working with people who are homeless.

I am delighted to join Become to continue to use my skills and experience to make a difference to young people who our society often fails to properly support.  At the same time it will be a pleasure to work with young people who so often will find the solutions to what others see as intractable  problems.
I have an allotment where I grow things which are often eaten by slugs or which just fail to grow.  Just occasionally I get a great crop of tomatoes!  I also am lucky enough to have a son and a daughter with whom I watch football matches and a new granddaughter who I see most days

More about our New Chair

Leslie has had a long career in the not-for-profit world working across health, education and housing. She was the Chief Executive of Crisis the charity working with homeless people until 2015 and prior to that was a Director at The Prince’s Trust working with disadvantaged young people including care leavers. She has latterly held a number of non executive roles including as Chair of Governors at Oxford Brookes University, the Senior Independent Director at an NHS mental health trust and a Board member at the Home Group one of the UK’s largest housing associations. She is currently the Chair for Pathway, a charity addressing homeless and inclusion health and the Vice Chair of Create London, a charity enabling local communities to work in the visual arts with professional artists. Leslie has two grown up children with whom she watches football and listens to music and a very new granddaughter who is the apple of her eye.