Adam SampsonSince spring 2009, Adam Sampson has been Chief Executive for the Office for Legal Complaints and Chief Legal Ombudsman.
Adam has spent a long career in the public and voluntary sectors. Starting as Junior Dean at Brasenose College, Oxford – he joined the probation service before leaving to spend five years as Deputy Director of the Prison Reform Trust. He was then recruited into Government to set up the Prisons Ombudsman Service, where he spent three years as Assistant Ombudsman.
Adam then returned to the voluntary sector, first as Chief Executive of the addictions charity RAPt and then as Chief Executive of Shelter, where he spent seven years leading the campaign for more affordable housing and managing the modernisation of one of the country’s leading voluntary sector organisations. During this time too, he took on a number of senior roles in the voluntary and public sectors, including sitting on a number of high profile Government commissions. As well as Chairing the charity Fareshare, he is a Commissioner of the UK Drugs Policy Commission and Chairs a new housing Community Interest Company C4H. He has written and broadcast regularly on issues of social policy and public practice.