The International Longevity Centre – UK is delighted to announce the appointment of four new Trustees to its Board:

Nigel Waterson
Nigel Waterson is the former MP for Eastbourne (East Sussex). During his parliamentary career (1992-2010) Nigel was Parliamentary Private Secretary of the Health Minister and Deputy Prime Minister; Opposition Whip and Shadow Minister for Local Government, Trade and Industry, Pensions and Older People. Nigel was also Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Older People. He is a Consultant to Age UK and ATP Pensions.

Tom Boardman
Tom has over 35 years’ experience of working in the financial services industry. Tom left Prudential at the end of March 2010 to become a Trustee of the National Employment Savings Trust and to become a Senior Advisor at the Financial Services Authority.

Deborah Sturdy
Deborah has worked with older people throughout her career. Deborah has just started a new role developing dementia services for SouthernCross, the UK’s largest care home provider. Prior to this Deborah was the Nurse Advisor for Older People at the Department of Health.

Colin Redman
Colin Redman joins ILC-UK as Treasurer. Colin has worked at Board and General Management level with insurance companies operating in the life and pensions market. Until he retired from full-time employment, he was Director of Hazell Carr plc. Colin has served on a number of Institute and Faculty of Actuaries committees including health & care and the ageing population interest group.

Nigel, Deborah, Colin and Tom join Lawrence Churchill (Chair of the National Employment Savings Trust Corporation), Martin Green (Chief Executive of the English Community Care Association) and John Wybrew (Ofgem Board Member and Chairman of the Foundation for Management Education).

ILC-UK is chaired by Michael Lake CBE, former Director General of Help the Aged. Mike remarked that “it is an exciting time for the ILC-UK. The new Trustees will be a very much valued and welcome addition to the Board in helping to guide the direction and future of the ILC-UK”.

Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive of the ILC-UK and the team very much look forward to working with the Board to continue expanding the work of the ILC-UK, addressing the crucial issues of longevity and ageing, and planning for the future in the light of population change in the UK and internationally.


Are you looking for a short-term paid role in a think tank over the summer?
The independent think tank the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is seeking a summer intern to start on Monday 23 July. The intern would work 4 days a week for a period of 4 weeks, with the possibility of extension.

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