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Rachael Orr

Head of Oxfam's UK Programme

Rachael Orr is Head of Oxfam's UK Programme. She has overall responsibility for Oxfam's advocacy, campaigning and programme work on UK poverty, leading a team delivering programmes supporting poor women move into work, and challenging poverty and inequality. Previously, she was head of Oxfam's regional campaigns team, leading a team campaigning on aid, land grabs, and helping deliver the historic Arms Trade Treaty campaign.

Rachael joined Oxfam from Shelter, where she held various senior policy and campaigning roles. She ran regional and national campaigns on housing, welfare reform and wider UK poverty issues. Before Shelter, Rachael worked as a support worker and in hostels for homeless people.

Rachael is the chair of Angel Shed Theatre Company, an inclusive theatre charity in Islington, London and is involved with a number of grassroots campaigns in her local community.

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