Prior to leading the Legal Ombudsman Adam Sampson was Chief Executive of Shelter, the country’s leading housing and homelessness charity.
Following three years (1985-1987) as Junior Dean at Brasenose College, Oxford, Mr Sampson worked as a probation officer in London until being appointed Deputy Director of the Prison Reform Trust in 1989.
Mr Sampson joined the Home Office as Assistant Prisons Ombudsman in 1994, returning to the voluntary sector as Chief Executive of national drugs charity RAPt from 1997-2002.
As Chief Executive of Shelter, Adam Sampson has broadcast and campaigned vigorously on housing and broader social policy issues. He has been a member of various Government Task Forces, and is on the Board of a number of non-Governmental bodies, including the End Child Poverty Campaign and the UK Drugs Policy Commission.