Leslie Morphy OBE has been appointed as the new Chair of Pathway. Leslie has an exemplary record as a leader of charities including Crisis, The Prince’s Trust, Bliss. She is a Non-Executive Director at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Ms Morphy’s appointment follows the unexpected death of Pathway’s founding chairman Professor Aidan Halligan earlier this year. Pathway’s trustees were determined to find a new Chair who could build on Aidan’s vision of for the charity.
Commenting on her appointment Ms Morphy said
“I’m honoured to become Pathway’s new Chair. At a time when both homelessness and deep exclusion are rising, Pathway can offer so much to help our health services better respond to homeless people.”
Pathway Chief Executive Alex Bax said:
“After a difficult year we are thrilled to have secured a Chair with Leslie’s depth and breadth of knowledge and experience. With her help we can make sure that homeless people are no longer left in the cold when it comes to healthcare.”
The appointment has been warmly welcomed across the sector. Pathway board member Sir Ian Kennedy described her appointment as “a huge benefit” for the charity. Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of Crisis, said:
“I am delighted that Leslie Morphy has taken on the role of Chair of Pathway. She has a fantastic track record within the homelessness sector, including her time as Chief Executive of Crisis, and will bring invaluable expertise to the work of Pathway.”