Patrick Murray

Patrick is responsible for leading, developing and delivering NPC’s policy, think tank, and development activities. This involves developing our key policy areas and sharing these views with policymakers, the media, and other influencing bodies. Patrick also helps to shape new research, taking into account external trends and developments so NPC can better respond to challenges facing the charity sector and society.

Before joining NPC, Patrick had a varied experience in policy and politics, including serving for six years as a Councillor on Oxford City Council, as well as three years at Northamptonshire County Council where he advised Councillors on strategy, communications, and policy.

Most recently Patrick worked in the policy team at the National Housing Federation. In this role he led the development of the Federation’s policy on a future commissioning framework for preventative support services. He also worked on areas such as social investment, regulation, the Care Act, and welfare reform for supported housing.

NPC Ignites conference session:

D1: Towards a new relationship with the state
Many charities are struggling to navigate the changing role and shape of the state. From the shift to larger, more generic contracts, worries about a race to the bottom on price, and concerns about charities voice and independence being threatened, many charities are wondering what can be done to reset the relationship. But some in the sector are trying to forge a new relationship, based on their reach and understanding of communities, and are co-producing solutions with the state. Join our panel to debate what a new relationship with the state could look like.