Tricia Zipfel "has worked for more than 30 years with residents and workers in some of the most deprived areas of the UK. She co-founded a national action research project that pioneered neighbourhood management, tenant co-operatives and advised government on social housing and community empowerment policies. From 2001-2006 she was seconded to the department for Communities and Local Government as senior community adviser.
"Her main involvement with Oxfam has been through the UK Poverty Programme. She joined the Association in 2007, serving on the Recruitment and Development Group, and became a trustee in December 2009.
"Tricia currently works free-lance and is a research fellow at the Young Foundation. She is also a director of ‘Just Change’, an international ‘fair trading’ network linking local communities in India and the UK; a trustee of ‘Faith in the Future’ a Muslim-led, inter-faith project in east London; an active member of London Citizens; and a member of the ‘Create Consortium’ campaigning for welfare reform.
"In 2007 she was awarded an MBE for her work with local communities and her contribution to the government’s empowerment agenda. " 
- Trustee, Oxfam GB
Resources and articles
- Oxfam GB Trustees, organizational web page, accessed April 20, 2012.