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Baroness Sally Greengross has been a crossbench (independent) member of the House of Lords since 2000 and co-chairs five All-Party Parliamentary Groups: Dementia, Corporate Social Responsibility, Intergenerational Futures, Continence Care and Ageing and Older People. She is the Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Choice at the End of Life, and is Treasurer of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Equalities. Sally is Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre – UK; Co-President of the ILC Global Alliance; and was a Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission from 2006-12.

Baroness Greengross was Director General of Age Concern England from 1987 until 2000. Until 2000, she was joint Chair of the Age Concern Institute of Gerontology at Kings College London, and Secretary General of Eurolink Age.

Baroness Greengross is Chair of the Advisory Groups for the English Longitudinal Study on Ageing (ELSA) and the New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA). She is President of the Pensions Policy Institute and Honorary Vice President of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health. Baroness Greengross is Patron of the National Association of Care Caterers (NACC) and Patron of Care & Repair England. She holds honorary doctorates from eight UK universities.

David has worked in policy and research on ageing and demographic change for 15 years.

David has a particular interest in financial services, older consumers, active ageing and the role of technology in an ageing society. He has a strong knowledge of UK and global ageing society issues, from healthcare to pensions and from housing to transport.

David has presented on longevity and demographic change across the world (from Kuala Lumpur to Montreal and Bratislava to New York). He is frequently quoted on ageing issues in the national media and undertakes regular radio and television interviews.

He holds honorary research positions at the University of Manchester and UCL. David is a member of the judging panel for the British Society of Gerontology Outstanding Achievement Award. He is a member of the Editorial Board for “Working with Older People”. David is a member of the Advisory Panel for the International Centre for Lifecourse Studies.

David is a Chair of a London based charity (Open Age) which enables older people to sustain their physical and mental fitness, maintain active lifestyles and develop new and stimulating interests.

David is a member of the Older People in Retirement Steering Group as part of the Financial Capability Strategy. He works as a member of three DWP Age Action Alliance Working Groups and is the former Vice-Chair of the Government’s Consumer Expert Group for Digital Switchover. David is a member of the BT Customer Inclusion Leadership Panel.

Prior to joining the ILC-UK, David worked as Head of Policy at Help the Aged where he led a team of 8 policy advisors. David has also worked for environmental and disability organisations in policy and public affairs functions. His other experience includes working as a VSO volunteer in Romania and in Parliament for a Member of Parliament and backbench committees.

David is a retired football referee, is married, and has a nine year old son. He runs (slowly) and cycles (a little quicker) and once scored a penalty against Peter Shilton.

Sally-Marie Bamford, Director of Research and Strategy joined the ILC-UK in March 2009, and has worked on a number of high profile research projects, including work for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Age UK and the Department of Health.

Prior to joining the ILC-UK, Sally-Marie held a variety of posts in the charity and political sector, researching and writing on social care, workforce development and equality and human rights. She also worked in the European Parliament as an advisor and as a speech writer at the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Sally-Marie has a Masters in social policy and research and is a qualified NCTJ accredited journalist.

Sally-Marie has a particular interest in equality and human rights for older people, dementia and older people with high support needs.  This year Sally-Marie will be working on a number of projects, including dementia and prevention and health seeking behaviour across the generations.

Rhiannon joined the ILC-UK in April 2008 as the Operations Manager. She received a First Class Honours reading Human Geography at Nottingham Trent University.

As Operations Director at the ILC-UK, Rhiannon is responsible for the day to day operations of the Charity including the accounts and governance.

Rhiannon supports the work of the European for Nutrition and Health Alliance Secretariat and also works as the Office Manager to Baroness Greengross in the House of Lords. She has a keen interest in intergenerational and housing issues.

Outside of ILC-UK, Rhiannon is a Trustee of Hammersmith United Charities (HUC).  HUC provides sheltered Almshouse accommodation for older people in Hammersmith and also runs a grant making programme for people in need.

Ben Franklin is Head of Economics of an Ageing Society at the ILC-UK with a deep interest in the social and economic effects of population change. Since joining the organisation in December 2013 Ben has been lead author on numerous reports related to pensions and savings, longer working lives, the adult social care workforce and more. His research has gained significant national media publicity as well as helping to shape public policy. Ben has spoken at many high profile events and conferences, most notably at the launch of the Missing Million report with the Prince of Wales.

Prior to ILC-UK, Ben worked as an Associate for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) where he undertook economic analysis in order to support the organisation’s shift to a more forward looking approach to regulating the financial services industry. This included drafting detailed internal notes on the UK’s economic outlook, UK regional risk hotspots, profitability challenges facing firms and sectors and analysis of economic forecasts.

Before the FCA, Ben was Policy and Research Manager at the Chartered Insurance Institute where he oversaw a major research project called “Future Risk” to coincide with the Institute’s centenary which highlighted the big strategic challenges facing the insurance sector (including demographic and socioeconomic change). And before all this Ben spent a year working in the Financial Stability Unit of the Treasury in the aftermath of the banking crisis.

Brian joined the ILC-UK in June 2013. In this role, he has conducted research on a range of topics related to population ageing, such as loneliness, serious illness, and housing, with his main expertise relating to the issues around employment in later life. He has worked on this subject and the changing nature of retirement for nearly 10 years, most recently with the three reports in ILC-UK’s The Missing Million series published by BITC. He is also an active member on various strategic and advisory groups with universities, the voluntary sector, and government as they examine older people and the world of work.

Brian received his doctorate in 2016 from the University of Oxford, studying at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, where he explored how the concept of employability plays a role in the labour market behaviour of older workers, in England as well as in different European social policy contexts. Prior to this, he worked in the International Affairs office of AARP in Washington, DC, where he helped organise a number of international dialogues and conferences on issues related to population ageing. His work also included fostering AARP’s on-going collaboration with the United Nations Programme on Ageing, conducting outreach among the diplomatic and research communities.

Prior to his position at AARP, he completed the TransAtlantic Masters Program in Political Science through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and L’Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy. Through this programme, he gained extensive knowledge on European Union institutions, the process of European integration, and European welfare states. He speaks French and Italian, with varying competence in German, Portuguese, and Spanish

Cesira joined the ILC-UK in December 2014.

Her main interests are consumption and saving decisions, labour market outcomes, and intergenerational inequalities.

Since the beginning, she has worked with Ben Franklin on a very high profile project, Sustainable Older Society (SOS) 2020, investigating the long term consequences of financial decision making.

She previously worked as research fellow at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, investigating the effects of the Great Recession on households’ labour supply, as well as the potential trade-off between investment in housing and investment in supplementary pensions in Italy.

In December 2013, she obtained a PhD in Economics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Her final dissertation comprised three micro-econometric studies on housing decisions and their implications for consumption, portfolio choice and labour market status over the lifecycle.

During her doctoral studies, she also worked for the “Centre for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies” (CeRP) in Turin and studied the detrimental effects of low financial literacy on retirement decisions and portfolio choice. For a short spell, she worked as consultant for the ministry of Labour and Social Welfare Policies, since the head of CeRP, Elsa Fornero, was appointed minister during the technical government in Italy.

Lyndsey joined the ILC-UK in October 2011 as an Administration and Events Assistant before becoming Office and Events Coordinator in July 2012, and Office and Events Manager in March 2014. She graduated from the Birmingham School of Acting, formerly the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama, in 2004. Coming from a varied background in theatre, admin and events, she is no stranger to deadlines and organisation.

In 2015, Lyndsey managed over 50 ILC-UK events including roundtable discussions, small scale seminars and workshops, dinners, lunches and large half-day conferences, whilst ensuring the smooth running of the ILC-UK office.

In September 2015, she managed a high profile drinks reception at 10 Downing Street, hosted by Mrs Samantha Cameron, and in November 2015, the ILC-UK’s first annual ‘Future of Ageing’ conference featuring presentations from Baroness Altmann (Pensions Minister), Professor Sir Mark Walport (Government Chief Scientific Adviser [GCSA] and Head of the Government Office for Science) and Professor Jane Elliott (Economic and Social Research Council), amongst other speakers.

George joined the ILC UK in July 2014 after graduating from the University of Leeds with a First Class Honours Degree in Politics. Now Research and Policy Manager, George has a keen interest in demographic change, with his research focussing on health and social care policy. He has authored a number of major reports in his time at ILC-UK on a wide range of topics, including SOS 2020: Creating a Sustainable 21st Century Healthcare System, Drink Wise Age Well: Alcohol Use and the Over 50s in the UK andThe Future of Transport in an Ageing Society. George has been quoted on his research in both print media and radio, and the abstract of his paper Drink WIse, Age Well has recently been accepted to present at the British Society of Gerontology 2016 Conference.

Dave joined the ILC-UK in September 2015 as Policy, Communications and Events intern before being promoted in April 2016. Prior to joining ILC-UK, Dave worked for a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in the run-up to the 2015 General Election. Dave currently sits on the advisory board of Durham University's Centre for Death and Life Studies, and is a member of the Senior Common Room of St. Chad's College. He holds a 1st class bachelors in theology, and wrote his research masters thesis on grief and digital thanatology.

Isla Rippon began a joint UCL and ILC-UK Impact PhD Studentship in October 2012. As part of her PhD she is currently looking at the experiences of discrimination at older ages using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). Isla completed an MSc in Demography and Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in September 2012. She has previously worked as a Policy Officer for the Royal College of General Practitioners and as an Assistant Librarian at the HM Treasury and Cabinet Office Library. Isla is interested in the social and economic determinants of wellbeing at older ages, and the policy implications of research.

Beth Hirshfeld is a lawyer and a former Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff to the Ontario Minister of Finance in Canada.  In these roles, Beth developed and oversaw the provincial government’s expenditure management and services transformation process to ensure the sustainability of public services, particularly health care, after the global economic downturn. 

Her desire to help seniors live independently led her to become a Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS) and the first CAPS instructor in Canada.   During this time, Beth founded Thrive By Design, an award-winning company that helps older individuals redesign their home spaces to improve safety and functionality without compromising beauty or the comfortable feeling of home. 

Beth is interested in all areas of ageing, particularly its economic impacts and the opportunities for innovation and businesses in this changing global economy.


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Dr Craig Berry is a Research Fellow at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, University of Sheffield, where he conducts research and analysis on growth and economic rebalancing. Previously he worked at the Trades Union Congress as Pensions Policy Officer, HM Treasury as a Policy Advisor on State Pensions and Older People, the International Longevity Centre-UK as Head of Policy and Senior Researcher, and the University of Warwick as Lecturer on economic policy. He completed his PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2008 and his book 'Globalisation and Ideology in Britain' was published in 2011. He is also the author of a large number of reports, articles and think-pieces on a wide range of subjects, including economic policy, pensions, financial services, employment, social care, young people and politics, older drivers, and the information society.

Paul Cann joined Age Concern Oxfordshire as its Chief Executive in April 2009. After reading English Literature at King’s College Cambridge, where he held a Choral Scholarship, he taught for five years. He joined the Civil Service where he held a range of postings at the Cabinet Office, including working as a Private Secretary to successive Cabinet Ministers. A subsequent spell in the private sector included working for ‘The Independent’ newspaper. He joined the charity world in 1992 as Director of the British Dyslexia Association and subsequently of the National Autistic Society. He was a Trustee of the disability charity Contact a Family for five years, a charity which supports carers and people with special needs or disabilities. From 2000 to his arrival at Age Concern Oxfordshire he was Director of Policy and External Relations at Help the Aged, where he had responsibility for research, policy, international strategy, media and external relations. He brought together research and policy, and was particularly involved in Help the Aged’s work on pensioner poverty, social exclusion and care issues. As Director with responsibility for international affairs, he helped to reshape the charity’s international programme and increased Help the Aged’s own profile and activity. In 2008 Paul was awarded the medal of the British Geriatrics Society for an outstanding contribution to the well-being of older people. Along with Malcolm Dean he edited the book: "Unequal ageing: The untold story of exclusion in old age".

Rekha Elaswarapu is currently an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at City University, London and a member of the editorial board of British journal of Community Nursing. She also works independently driving quality improvement in health and social care with particular focus on older people.

Prior to this she was the Lead for Older People Strategy at the Care Quality Commission and Healthcare Commission. She is the author of the report “Caring for Dignity” and co-author of the report “Living well in later life”. Rekha has been a key player in the development of the National Stroke Strategy, National nutrition action plan, the National Carers’ Strategy and the review into Age discrimination in health and social care. Rekha was the Joint Chair of the Regulation and Inspection subgroup of the Nutrition Action Plan Delivery Board and member of many national policy making groups such as the National Dignity Partnership Board, DH Dementia Implementation Reference group and National Leadership Group on Neurological conditions.

In 2003 Rekha joined Commission for Healthcare Improvement (CHI) as the lead for national NHS patient and staff surveys including Ambulance (very first), PCT, Mental Health and staff survey particularly GP and GP staff (very first). She has also been the lead for survey programme for diversity issues, research governance, ethics and confidentiality.

Prior to CHI Rekha worked in the Department of Health as the regional lead for primary care research, which involved developing and managing five primary care research networks in the eastern region.
She has Master’s degree in Primary and Community Care from University of Cambridge and a PhD in Management from Banaras H University in Varanasi, India.

She was a trustee of Cambridge Women’s’ Resource Centre, Cambridge and Joint Chair and trustee of Ealing Mediation service, Ealing. Currently she is a trustee of Ealing Community Voluntary Service (ECVS) – voluntary group promoting community relations and volunteering in the London borough of Ealing.

James Lloyd joined the Social Market Foundation as a Senior Fellow in June 2009. He was previously Head of Policy & Research at the ILC-UK, which included a secondment to the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit to advise on social care and ageing issues. He read Philosophy at University College London and has Masters degrees in Comparative Politics, and in Public Policy. Prior to joining the ILC-UK, he worked for a pan-European transport federation in Brussels. James has a particular interest in social care, technology, retirement income and consumer behaviour. His publications for the ILC-UK included 'A National Care Fund for Long-term Care' and 'Asset Accumulation in Focus: The Challenges Ahead'.".

With a background in Law, Heavy Engineering, and public Administration, Malcolm has specialised in all aspects of management in Financial Services at senior level for the last 20 years. Classically trained in marketing at Marketing Centre Europe in Brussels, he has also operated as a Marketing Director in I.T., preparing software applications for market and following through to product delivery. He spent 14 years with Norwich Union, latterly at operating Board level in Life and Pensions, and 5 years at Merchant Investors, a specialist high net worth investment and pension provider in Bristol.

More recently, as Managing Director of Lyncombe Consultancy, he has specialised in the regulatory, technical and operational aspects of pensions, and a wide range of other retail financial services. With a particular interest in, and experience of, Distribution in the UK, he has been involved in a number of initiatives building new businesses in this field. A past Chair of the Investment and Life Assurance Group, a practitioner trade body, he also has a strong presence in public affairs and public policy work. He is a frequent speaker, and author, on industry topics, Chairing a wide range of industry meetings and conferences.

Malcolm has undertaken research in pensions through The Pensions Report and is Chairman of The-Pensions-Net-Work; a membership based standing conference in the Net-Work series. He consults in the UK and internationally with organizations interested in all aspects of long term saving and retail financial services.

He is Director of Portfolio and Retirement Planning at the Tax Incentivised Savings Association, leading the work of the Association in Pensions, Distribution and Platforms. He is also a Non-Executive Director of B&CE Insurance, provider of pensions and financial services to the construction industry.

In addition he is a Senior Policy Adviser on Pensions at the Institute of Directors and a member of the Advisory Council at The Pensions Regulator.

Jackie is head of policy and research at the National Association of Pensions funds (NAPF), a role that she took on in 2014 having been an independent strategy and policy consultant. She leads a small team of experts in DB, DC and EU pension issues who provide support to NAPF members, Government and other stakeholders on the development and implementation of policy issues.

Jackie has spent much of her career working on various strands of pension policy, from early work on personal pensions to the latest changes announced in the budget and Queens Speech. She has spent the past seven years leading a diverse range of consultancy projects for the FSA / FCA, Government departments and other not-for-profit organisations as well as a number of commercial businesses. Her work ranged from considering the implications of changes to pension taxation for pension schemes and members to exploring the subject of consumer responsibility in financial services markets.

Jackie has great experience of working on pension policy issues having previously worked in Deloitte’s consultancy team where she worked with the DWP on the Pensions Commission reforms as well as with providers and schemes on the impact of auto-enrolment. She has previously led the strategy team at Bacon & Woodrow and in similar roles at other consultancies and life companies.


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Lisa joined the ILC in January 2008 as a consultant.  A registered Public Health Nutritionist and PhD, Lisa has over a decade of experience working with older people in a variety of settings on nutrition and food poverty issues.

She leads on the ILC’s work on Nutrition and Hydration, as well as a working on a number of other health related projects.  Lisa also works for the European Nutrition for Health Alliance (ENHA) and conducting research into the economic impact of malnutrition in Europe.  She is currently working to implement routine nutritional screening at the member state level and developing projects to address undernutrition through the European Innovation Partnership Active and Healthy Ageing Programme of the EC.

Lisa’s other work has included developing an older people’s nutrition policy for a London Borough and researching the impact of community food projects on malnutrition risk, as well as regularly lecturing at universities and within the voluntary sector.  Previous roles include Science Director, specialising in older people’s issues, at the Caroline Walker Trust, co-ordinator of the Food Access Network at Sustain and managing community food access projects in London.

Kate Jopling is a Policy and Political Strategy consultant with particular expertise in the fields of ageing and equality.  She offers a range of consultancy services, from policy development and report writing, to campaign planning and contact making.

Before becoming a consultant, Kate was Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the young people’s charity Catch22, and prior to that Head of Public Affairs at Help the Aged.

In her 7 years with Help the Aged, Kate worked to build the organisation’s public affairs capacity and develop its policy expertise on age equality and human rights. Among her notable achievements was leading the Charity’s Just Equal Treatment campaign, which secured protection against age discrimination for older people, and was recognised with 5 major campaigning awards including the Third Sector Excellence Award’s Big Impact award.

Kate’s personal contribution to campaigning was recognised in 2008 when MPs and peers voted her Public Affairs Achiever of the Year, at the Women in Public Life Awards. 

In 2003/4 Kate was seconded to the Government’s Social Exclusion Unit to support research on older people and exclusion.  Prior to joining the age sector she worked for the Countryside Agency – a non-departmental public body focussing on rural issues. She started her career in the House of Commons as a Parliamentary Researcher.

Michelle McGagh is a freelance journalist specialising in all aspects of consumer finance issues, including pensions, tax, mortgage, savings and investments, and financial planning.

Michelle was formerly editor of New Model Adviser®, a magazine for independent financial advisers, where she developed in-depth knowledge of trade issues, regulation and policy, and financial businesses.

Since going freelance at the beginning of 2012, Michelle has also worked on policy papers for a number of financial organisations, including FTSE 100 companies, bringing her knowledge and experience to help shape policy messages and develop policy recommendations and conclusions.

Joan joined ILC-UK in April 2013 as a consultant researcher. She holds a BSc. and a MSc. in Economics from the Universities of Surrey and Essex respectively. Joan completed her PhD in the Economics of Education at the Institute of Education (University of London) in March 2010. Her thesis involved empirical appraisal of UK government education schemes, including the Academies programme of school improvement and school choice in primary education.

Joan previously worked as a researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She spent seven years in the Education and Skills team of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) covering topics including pupil mobility and head teacher remuneration. She also worked in the LSE’s Public Policy Group for two years where she examined the impact of academic research on government and business.

Joan’s research interests are in the evaluation of government policy initiatives and their effect on the behaviour and welfare of individuals and society. Her work into issues affecting older people has included an assessment of the impact of the National Minimum Wage on care home closures in the UK (carried out at the CEP). Additionally, her Masters dissertation focused on pension reform in the UK, in particular the sustainability of the Pay As You Go (PAYG) system. She is currently working on a project exploring health seeking behaviour throughout the life-course among individuals in four European countries.


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Janet was Research Director at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation for 16 years up to her retirement in 2002. Prior to that she worked as a social researcher and then research manager at a number of organisations including the Centre for Studies in Social Policy, the Manpower Services Commission and the National Children’s Bureau. Since retiring Janet has served as a Board member of the Social Care Institute of Excellence and the Academy of Social Sciences. She is currently a Trustee of the Thomas Pocklington Trust, the Margaret Davies Trust and the Education Media Centre, and Chair of the Advisory Board of the ILC-UK. Janet retains her interest in professional issues relating to social research. She is Secretary to the SRA-MRS group on research commissioning and is convenor of the Research Ethics Group of the Academy of Social Sciences.

David Blane is a Professor of Medical Sociology, Imperial College London; Honorary Professor of University College; deputy director of ESRC International Centre for Life Course Studies in Society and Health. His background is in medicine and public health. He is deputy director of ESRC International Centre for Life Course Studies in Society and Health (ICLS). Within this life course perspective he and colleagues (Gopalakrishnan Netuveli, Elizabeth Webb, five doctoral students, ICLS visiting attached scholars) at Imperial College London concentrate on labour market exit, Third Age and ageing. They specialise in: secondary analysis of quantitative longitudinal data; bridging the social and biological sciences; international comparative research with colleagues in Mainland Europe and Asias.

Elizabeth is Professor of Sustainable Building Design and Wellbeing at the (University of Warwick. Her post is a new one (September, 2009) set up jointly by the School of Health and Social Studies and the School of Engineering. She is also the founder director of the WISE (Wellbeing in Sustainable Environments) research unit. Having qualified as an architect and urban designer, Elizabeth took up a research career, with the aim of developing an evidence base for architectural practice. Her research interests are in the social aspects of sustainability and how the built environment (architecture and urban design/form) influences people’s health and wellbeing and quality of life. She has particular expertise in ageing research, including dementia-friendly design.

Dr Malcolm Fisk is Co-Director of the Age Research Centre at Coventry University. Malcolm has worked extensively in research and practice in fields relating to older age, housing and community development. He carries an international reputation in relation to telecare and telehealth and is widely published regarding the same. He leads the European Commission funded ‘TeleSCoPE’ project that is developing a European Code of Practice for Telehealth Services; and shares responsibility for Coventry University’s Ageing Society Grand Challenge (and the establishment of its Age Research Centre). By Welsh Government appointment Malcolm chaired the National Partnership Forum for Older People in Wales that played a key role in shaping Wales’ Strategy for Older People and in the development of the Office of the Commissioner for Older People in Wales. He is currently an advisor to the Welsh Government with regard to poverty and older people.

Gill Livingston is Professor of Older People’s Mental Health at University College London in the mental health science unit. She also works as a consultant psychiatrist in Camden and Islington NHS Foundation trust. She also runs the second year of an MSc in mental health research. Her research interests are in clinical dementia research. Current projects include a randomised trials to improve the mental health of family carers of people with dementia, a systematic review of non-drug treatments for agitation in dementia,  improving abusive behaviour towards of vulnerable people in the community and in care homes, development and testing of resources to improve the presentation and diagnosis rates of people with dementia and ways of increasing early presentation of South Asian people with dementia.

Jill Manthorpe is Professor of Social Work and Director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s College London. This Unit receives core funding from the Department of Health and other research commissioners across government and the third sector. Current workforce research include studies of individual/personal budgets, adult safeguarding, social work education, dementia care, employment and job coaching, workforce regulation, carers’ workers and the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Recently completed studies by the Unit have covered international (migrant) workers, social work education, agency workers, risk and analysis of the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care. Jill is also Associate Director of the NIHR School for Social Care Research and a Trustee of the Centre for Policy on Ageing.

Graham has been a consultant in Elderly Medicine at St James’s University Hospital Leeds since 1983. He holds a visiting Professorship in San Francisco and a visiting lectureship in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and many European countries. He has been president of the British Geriatrics Society from 2008 to present. He is a former MRC Research Fellow in Nottingham, the former editor of Age and Ageing, and editor of books on aids and appliances, community care of old people and stroke. He has authored undergraduate and postgraduate books on ageing as well as many articles and chapters on aspects of ageing (100 cited on PubMed). Graham also sits on the ILC-UK Board of Trustees.

James is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Cathy Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research at the University of Manchester. He initially trained at St. George’s Hospital Medical School, where he obtained a BSc (medical sociology) and MBBS, then studied at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College for a MSc in Sociology of Health and Illness, and finally studied for his PhD in Sociology at UCL. Before coming to Manchester, he was Professor of Medical Sociology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL. Issues of inequality, social justice and underlying processes of stratification have been the primary focus of his research activities, which have centred on gender, ethnicity, ageing, and the intersections between these. His research on ageing has been concerned to understand the patterns and determinants of social and health inequalities in ageing populations, with a particular interest on the ‘transmission’ of inequalities across the lifecourse, patterns of ‘retirement’, and formal and informal social and civic participation. He has conducted studies on quality of life for older people among different ethnic groups in the UK, on inequalities in health at older ages, and on routes into retirement and the impact of retirement on health and well-being. He is co-PI of the English Longitudinal Study of Aging, which is a multi-disciplinary panel study of those aged 50 and older, and part of an international ‘family’ of very similar studies.

Judith is Professor of Gerontology at Swansea University. She is director of the Research Institute for Applied Social Sciences at the University and the Welsh Assembly Government funded ‘Older People and Ageing Research and Development Network’ (OPAN) in Wales.

Judith is a social gerontologist interested in researching the social, behavioural and environmental aspects of ageing. Judith’s work is applied and she has extensive links with policy and practice, particularly with the Welsh Government and with local authority social service departments. She is a qualified social worker and worked with older people for a number of years both in institutional and community care. She directs the Swansea arm of the all Wales Social Care Collaboration (ASCC). She is passionate about raising the visibility and impact of research in ageing particularly on the international stage, through her past role as President of the British Society of Gerontology (2008-10) and Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. She holds visiting Senior Research Fellowships at the universities of Umeå and Lund, Sweden; New College, Oxford (2011) and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Judith was awarded an OBE for Services to Older people in 2013. Her recent publications include ‘Gerontological Social Work: Reflections on its Role, Purpose and Value The British Journal of Social Work and ‘How do unfamiliar environments convey meaning to older people? Urban dimensions of placelessness and attachment. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life. Her current research looks at cognitive functioning in older age (CFAS2 Wales study).

Following a geography degree at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, she went to study at Stockholm University, Jesus College, Oxford and UEA, Norwich, where she worked as a researcher and a lecturer before joining the Centre for Social Gerontology at the University of Keele in 1993. Judith  returned to Wales in 2004 to set up the Centre for Innovative Ageing

Professor Chris Phillipson is a sociologist and co-director of the Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research on Ageing (MICRA), based at the University of Manchester (UK). Before moving to Manchester Chris Phillipson held a variety of posts at Keele University including dean of research for the social sciences and director of the social science research institutes. He was also a Pro-Vice Chancellor for the University and founded (in 1987) the Centre for Social Gerontology. He has published extensively on a range of topics in the field of ageing, including work in the field of family and community studies, transnational migration, social inclusion/ exclusion, urban sociology, and social theory. He is the co-author of the Sage Handbook of Social Gerontology (Sage Books, 2010), Work, Health and Wellbeing (co-authored, Policy Press, 2012), and Ageing (Polity Press, 2013). His present research involves work around the theme of developing ‘age-friendly cities’ where he co-ordinates a research project based in a number of neighbourhoods in Manchester. Chris is also just beginning a new project looking at changing transitions from work to retirement, working with a number of universities, local authorities and companies across the UK. He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Past-President of the British Society of Gerontology.


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Dr Dylan Kneale is Head of Policy and Research at Relate, having previously served as Head of Research at the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK). Research around relationships has been an underlying focus of much of Dylan’s research career to date, from examining family relationships and the link with teenage parenthood, to examining social isolation and loneliness among older people or managing relationships in delivering end of life care. Dylan is interested in the timing, sequence and context of life course transitions including partnership, parenthood and housing; longitudinal analysis; social exclusion, social isolation, and loneliness; and neighbourhoods and communities. Dylan was awarded a PhD and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Demography and Social Research at the Institute of Education (University of London), where his PhD thesis examined transitions to parenthood using data from the British birth cohort studies. Prior to his PhD, Dylan worked as a Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst at the Prince’s Trust, as a Treasurer for Youth Express Network (a Strasbourg-based Youth Charity) and as a consultant for a number of organisations. Dylan maintains academic links as a Research Associate of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (Institute of Education, University of London) and is a regular reviewer for two journals.

Henry Elphick is Head of International Healthcare and a Managing Director at Jefferies, a leading global investment bank. He is based in London and has advised on a number of landmark transactions across healthcare (including elderly, social and acute care) over the last few years and was nominated the financial advisor of the year by the European Venture Capital Association in 2007. Prior to Henry joining Jefferies in 2009, he was a Managing Director with UBS for 10 years. Before that he worked at Rothschild and as a solicitor with Linklaters in London, New York and Washington.  Henry holds an MA from Oxford University and is a non executive director of Elizabeth Finn Homes Limited

Colin Redman, after graduating from Edinburgh University in mathematical physics, qualified as an actuary in 1972. He has had a wide ranging career. He has worked at Board and General Management level with insurance companies operating in the life and pensions market. He was General Manger and Actuary of Zurich Life and General Manager of the NFU Mutual and Avon life operations. He has also been a director of three major advisory firms providing advice and administrative services to individuals and pension schemes. For seven years he ran his own consultancy specialising in helping financial institutions to enter new markets. He was a pioneer in the long term care insurance market in the UK and was the first Chairman of the ABI Long Term Care Insurance Committee set up to develop selling standards. Until he retired from full-time employment, he was a Director of Hazell Carr plc, a very successful outsourcing business in the financial services sector. Founded in 1997, it came first in the Sunday Times PricewaterhouseCoopers 2001 survey as the fastest growing UK unquoted company (measured by profits). Over the last few years he has been an investor in and adviser to a number of small businesses and served as director of a number of them. Currently he is a director of Vision XS, a consultancy working in the tourism and attractions industry. He has served on a number of Institute and Faculty of Actuaries committees including wider fields, heath and care and the ageing population interest group. For a number of years he was a senior lecturer on the post qualification professionalism courses teaching business ethics to newly qualified actuaries. He has written papers, articles and responses to government consultation documents, particularly on the subject of the state financing of pensions and care benefits for the elderly. He is a co-author of the book ‘100 Years of State Pension – learning from the past’ published in 2009. He is married with two grown-up children and lives in Oxford.

Liz Padmore read both Philosophy, Politics and Economics and Jurisprudence at Brasenose College, Oxford. She has extensive experience at the Board level in private, public and not-for- profit sectors.
She was previously a strategy partner at Accenture where she created and ran their global strategic think tank. Specialising in scenario planning, corporate reputation, strategic communications and risk management she is a regular contributor and chairman at international conferences.
Liz is Chairman of BNHFT; a Director of National Australia Group Europe and Clydesdale Bank plc; a director of YBI (Prince of Wales’ Youth Business International); trustee and member of the F&GP Committee, Ditchley; trustee and member of the F&GM Committee, Women for Women International.
Liz is an associate of the Oxford Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, Oxford Said Business School; a member and previous vice chairman of Forum UK and an elected FRSA (Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts Manufacturing and Commerce).

Clive Bowman is Divisional Medical Director for Bupa’s Care Services. He has been with Bupa’s Care Services since 2000 with responsibilities principally relating to care home’s in the UK and the international “Age Care” businesses in Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Collectively there are over 400 facilities and more 33,000 beds. Clive contributes to operational, strategic and policy development and trouble shoots on a wide range of clinical and personal care issues.
Previously, he spent 15 years as a Consultant Physician and Geratologist in the West Country where he was also Associate Director of the International Institute on Health and Ageing at the University of Bristol. Clive’s experience in the Bupa and the NHS combined with his various professional involvements with many other organisations have enabled him to develop a rich and informed perspective on health and care in later life
Clive is presently a trustee of the charity Counsel and Care and a member of the empowerment committee of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. He previously chaired the CCC (a coalition of charities, providers and related interests regarding the care of older people) to the end of 2007 and publishes, presents and contributes on a wide range of issues regarding ageing and care.

Baroness Greenfield is Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford, where she leads a multi-disciplinary team investigating neurodegenerative disorders. In addition she is Director of the Oxford Centre for the Science of the Mind, exploring the physical basis of consciousness. Her books include “The Human Brain: A Guided Tour” (1997), “The Private Life of the Brain” (2000), and “Tomorrow’s People: How 21st Century Technology Is Changing the Way We Think and Feel” (2003). She has spun off four companies from her research, made a diverse contribution to print and broadcast media, and led a Government report on “Women In Science”. She has received 28 Honorary Degrees, Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (2000), a non-political Life Peerage (2001) as well as the Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur (2003). In 2006 she was installed as Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University and voted `Honorary Australian of the Year’.

Baroness Howe's many interests include Equalities, Children, Age and the Environment. She currently campaigns for stricter controls on food advertising, against gambling and for penal reform. Deputy Chair of The Equal Opportunities Commission (1975-1979), she chaired BITC's Opportunity 2000, as well as serving on the boards of Kingfisher, United Biscuits and Legal & General. She chaired the BOC Foundation for the Environment between 1990 and 2003, and the Broadcasting Standards Commission from 1993 to 1999. A member of The Veolia Environmental Trust, Lady Howe's previous voluntary work includes serving as a member of the Briggs Committee on the Future of the Nursing Profession, as a Council Member and Vice Chairman for the Open University, President of the UK Committee of UNICEF and Chairman of The Hansard Society Commission 'Women at the Top'. She is the author of 'Under Five' (1996), Women and Credit (1978) and co-author of Women on the Board (1991). Lady Howe was appointed a Member of the House of Lords as Baroness Howe of Idlicote in 2001.

Joanne Hindle trained as a lawyer specialising in commercial law. She joined the financial services industry in 2006 originally with BIBA (The British Insurance Brokers Association) and has worked in a variety of roles including a period as a regulator (establishing the pensions review unit), for NatWest heading up their pensions development and for 6 years running an IFA promotional body. Most recently Joanne has spent 7 years on the board of Unum, the country's leading group protection insurer, as corporate services director. Joanne Hindle has also served on a range of industry bodies being deputy chair of the Continuing Care Conference, on the ABI's health and pensions committees and today on the Board of ILAG.

Archy Kirkwood was a Liberal Democrat MP for Roxburgh & Berwickshire from 1983 to 2005. He concentrated on social affairs and was his party's spokesman on Health, Social Security, Scotland, & International Development. Between 1997 and 2005, he was Chairman of the Work and Pensions Select Committee. He was knighted in 2003 for services to Parliament, and entered the House of Lords in 2005.

Earl Howe started his professional career in banking, working first for Barclays and then, as London director, for Adam & Co., the Scottish-based private bank. He has run a farm and estate in South Buckinghamshire since 1984, whilst holding a succession of political posts in the House of Lords. After serving as a government whip in 1991-2 he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary (Lords) at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; and in 1995 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence, a post he relinquished at the 1997 General Election. He was elected to remain in the Lords as an hereditary peer under the provisions of the House of Lords Act 1999. Lord Howe has been opposition spokesman for health and social services in the House of Lords since 1997. Among a number of charitable appointments he is President of the National Society for Epilepsy, President of the South Bucks Association for the Disabled, Patron of the Chiltern Society and a member of the Council of the RNLI. He is also Chairman of LAPADA, a trade association representing art and antiques dealers.

Tom Kirkwood is Professor of Medicine, Director of the Institute of Ageing and Health at the University of Newcastle, and Director of the BBSRC Centre for Integrated Systems Biology of Ageing and Nutrition. He was educated in biology and mathematics at Cambridge and Oxford. He worked at the National Institute for Medical Research before becoming Professor of Biological Gerontology at the University of Manchester. His research is focused on the basic science of ageing and on understanding how genes as well as non-genetic factors, such as nutrition, influence longevity and health in old age. He is European President (Biology) of the International Association of Gerontology. He chaired the UK Foresight Task Force on 'Healthcare and Older People' and was Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Science & Technology Select Committee inquiry into 'scientific aspects of ageing'.

Jackie Morris is a Consultant Physician, specialising in Geriatric Medicine, currently working at Camden Primary Care Trust London having worked as a Consultant at both The Royal Free and St Mary's Hospital NHS Trusts since then. She was appointed as a Consultant in 1979 and has a special interest in comprehensive care, rehabilitation, older people in Care Homes and the provision of dignified and humane care to them allowing them to retain control. She was seconded to the Department of Health as Senior Medical Officer to the Policy Division between 1992 and 1994. She has served on many Government committees. She has always worked with the Voluntary Sector and at present is President of the Central London Branch of the Parkinson's Disease Society, a Trustee of Age Concern Westminster and the British Institute of Human Rights. She is Chair of the British Geriatrics Society BGS Multi-Agency Campaign on Dignity Behind Closed Doors and Co- chair of the BGS and National Council of Palliative Care working group on End of Life Care for older people with frailty and multiple Co-morbidities. She is a member of the BGS and Help the Aged Advisory Panel. She was the President of the Royal Society of Medicine Section of Geriatrics and Gerontology between 1996 ad 1998. She was Honorary Secretary of the BGS between 1987 and 1989. She was Chair of the BGS Policy Committee between 2005 and 2007 during which time she edited and updated the BGS compendium. She has published widely on Policy issues about older people.

Baroness Neuberger was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge and Leo Baeck College, London. She became a rabbi in 1977, and served the South London Liberal Synagogue for twelve years, before going to the King’s Fund Institute as a Visiting Fellow. She was at Harvard Medical School in 1991-1992, Chairman of Camden & Islington Community Health Services NHS Trust from 1993 until 1997 and then Chief Executive of the King’s Fund, an independent health charity until 2004. She has been a member of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, the Medical Research Council and the General Medical Council, of the Runnymede Trust and was a Trustee of the Imperial War Museum until 2006. Until recently she was a Trustee of the British Council and of Jewish Care. She is a Trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation as well as a founding trustee of the Walter and Liesel Schwab Charitable Trust, in memory of her parents. She is currently chairing the Commission on the Future of Volunteering and has recently been appointed President of Liberal Judaism. She is the author of several books on Judaism, women, healthcare ethics and on caring for dying people, and most recent book, ‘The Moral State We’re In’, was published in March 2005. At present she is working on a book on old age. She was created a Life Peer in June 2004 (Liberal Democrat). Baroness Neuberger has also just returned from Harvard University where she has been Bloomberg Professor of Divinity for the Spring Semester 2006.

Leslie Mayhew is Professor of Statistics at Cass Business School, City University, London, in the Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Actuaries, and a graduate of the government’s Top Management Programme. His research interests include risk, pensions, and health and long term care, for which he has held research grants from the European Union, EPSRC, the Institute of Actuaries and others. When not working at Cass, he is the Director of Mayhew Associates Ltd which advises and undertakes various assignments for central and local government and primary care trusts in areas including health and social care, and the provision of other public services. Before joining City University in 2001, he was Professorial Research Fellow in Geography at Birkbeck College, London. Between 1993 and 1998, he was a director in the Office for National Statistics (ONS), and its predecessor the Central Statistical Office (CSO), based in HM Treasury. Prior to 1993 he was a senior civil servant in the Department of Social Security (DSS) and in the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS). After completing his PhD in 1979, he was seconded by the DHSS and Royal Society to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna for 2 1/2 years. He remains an associate research scholar at IIASA, and worked for example on IIASA’s Social Security Reform programme between 1999 and 2003, co-authoring a book on the economic impact of population ageing in Japan. He also publishes original research on transport matters including the London congestion charge, possible sites for a new airport for London, and a strategic overview of London’s road network.

Ian Pearson graduated in 1981 in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from Queens University, Belfast. He spent four years in Shorts Missile Systems, in many different disciplines from mechanical engineering to battlefield strategy simulation. He joined BT Laboratories in 1985 as a performance analyst, and has since worked in network design and evolution, cybernetics, and mobile systems. He now concentrates on mapping the progress of new developments throughout information technology, considering both technological and social implications. As a futurologist and a principal consultant, he lectures extensively on his futures views. In between conferences, current projects include machine consciousness, social trends and advanced computing technology. He has received many awards for his papers, written several books and has made over 400 TV and radio appearances. He is a fellow of the British Computer Society, the World Academy of Art and Science, the Royal Society of Arts, the Institute of Nanotechnology and the World Innovation Foundation.

Professor Ian Philp, CBE, MD, FRCP, FFPA (Hon) joined HEFT on 7 July as Deputy Medical Director for Older People.  He was previously:

  • Chief Medical Officer Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals and is Honorary Professor both Hull York Medical School, and Warwick  University Medical School.
  • He established the Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing which won, for the University of Sheffield, the Queen’s Award for Higher Education in 2000, for research into improving the quality of life of older people.
  • His research interests are in improving the lives of older people through better assessment and response to their health and care needs. He directs the International EASYCare Project for improving the lives of older people through better assessment and response to their health care needs.

Professor Philp was the National Clinical Director (“Tsar”) for Older People in the Department of Health from 2000 to 2008, leading the development and implementation of the National Service Framework for Older People. He is a member of the Policy and Quality Committees of the British Geriatrics Society.  His NHS work focusses on cutting the costs of frailty through early intervention in primary care and more effective response to frailty crisis. His Sheffield team won the UK Hospital Doctor of the Year Award (Older People’s category) in 1998.

He has led the development and implementation of innovative teaching methods in undergraduate medicine, multi-professional learning and vocational training in health care. Professor Philp has been an adviser to the World Health Organization and advised governments in many countries on the care of older people.  He is a frequent media commentator on healthy ageing and the care of older people and was the co-presenter of the BBC1 series “How to Live Longer” and scientific lead for “The Young Ones”.  He was awarded the CBE for services to health care and older people in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2008.

Denise is the Chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection, a non-departmental Government body responsible for inspecting and assessing the performance of all adult social care services in England. Prior to this appointment in 2004, she was Chief Inspector, Social Services Inspectorate, and Director for Children, Older People and Social Care Services at the Department of Health in England. She has held a variety of posts both nationally and locally, in local government and social care. These include Director of Social Services, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and Head of Social Services at the Local Government Association. She is a past President of the Association of Directors of Social Services, and was Chair of the National Institute for Social Work. She is also an honorary fellow of the Centre for Citizen Participation and a member of the University Court at Brunel University, a Trustee of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), a member of the National Executive Council of the fpa (Family Planning Association), a Governor of the University of Bedfordshire, Chair of the National AIDS Trust, and a member of the Independent Review Board of the Cheshire Fire & Rescue Services. She has recently (April 2007) completed a review of the ’Status of Social Care’ for the Secretary of State for Health.

Ian became an Honorary Advisor to the International Longevity Centre-UK after his dedicated and invaluable support on the Board of Trustees. Ian was Senior Legal Adviser and General Counsel, Age Concern England. He practised as a Barrister for some 25 years with a particular interest in Family Law. From 1985, Ian was the Director of Age Concern Hampshire and then in April 1990 went to Age Concern England to establish a Legal Unit. He speaks and writes regularly on the law affecting older people and mental capacity issues.

Ceridwen is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Oxford where she works on family policy research. She was formerly Director of the Family Policy Studies Centre until 2001. Prior to joining the FPSC she held research and management posts in Government and academia as an industrial sociologist. She was chair of the Social Research Association 2001-5 and was its vice chair from 2006-2007. From 1998-2004 she was the UK expert on the European Commission’s Observatory on the Social Situation, Demography and Family. She is currently the social science adviser to the Food Standards Agency‘s Microbiological Safety Division and works with Neil Stewart Associates conference organisation to develop conferences in social policy/care areas and chairs these on occasion.
She is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and sits on its Council; is a member of the Economic and Social Research Council Strategic Research Board as well as a number of ESRC advisory committees. Previously she was chair of the Advisory Committee of the UK Centre for Longitudinal Studies and has been a member of various Nuffield and Joseph Rowntree Foundations’ advisory groups, as well as the Advisory Group for the Relationships’ Foundation the Lord Chancellor’s Department’s Advisory Group on Marriage and Relationship Support. She also is a Trustee of the Family Budget Unit.
At Oxford she chairs her Departmental Research Ethics committee and the Inter-divsional Research Ethics Committee for the Social Sciences and Humanities and sits on the Central University Research Ethics committee.
She has lectured, published and appeared on TV and radio in a wide range of family policy issues; including child contact issues, grandparenting, fathers and fatherhood, childlessness and adoption as well as women’s lifetime employment.

Lord Andrew Turnbull joined HM Treasury in 1970, was seconded to the IMF between 1976-78 and during 1983-85 he was Economic Private Secretary to the Prime Minister. In 1988 he returned to Number 10 as Principal Private Secretary. Lord Turnbull was Permanent Secretary to the Department of the Environment from 1994-98 and to HM Treasury from 1998-2002. In 2002 he was appointed Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service. After retiring from the Civil Service he was made a Life Peer and joined Booz Allen Hamilton as an adviser.

Genie Turton is a former senior civil servant, who now works as a non executive director in the private and charitable sectors. Her last job in Whitehall was Director General for Housing, Planning and Urban regeneration where, amongst other things, she led the early work on the Thames Gateway as well the changes in the role of English Partnerships, the Urban and Rural White Papers and the subsequent Sustainable Communities Plan. She was responsible for establishing London’s Mayor and the Greater London Authority in 2000 and ran John Major’s programme for improving public services in the 1990s. Her earlier career included the development of the Single Regeneration Budget and the City Challenge scheme, and the modernisation of the management of the Historic Royal Palaces. She is a Non Executive Director of the Wates Group (the family owned construction company) and of Rockpools, an executive search company. She is also a Trustee of the Dulwich Picture Gallery (and Chair of DPG Enterprises), of the Horniman Museum, and the Pilgrim Trust, and also on the board of the Historic Houses Association.

Suzanne Wait was Director of Research at the ILC-UK as from January 2004 until December 2007. She is a Research Fellow at the School of Public Policy, University College London, and runs a consultancy (SHW Health) which provides health policy and health outcomes advice to private and public sector clients. Her past experience include roles in consulting, policy advice, teaching, and outcomes research within the pharmaceutical industry in Europe and internationally.

Sir Worcester is the Founder of MORI (Market & Opinion Research International), London, and now an International Director of Ipsos Group, Paris, and Chairman of the Ipsos Public Affairs Research Advisory Board. He is a Past President of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR). In 2005 he was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) in recognition of the “outstanding services rendered to political, social and economic research and for contribution to government policy and programmes”. Sir Robert is Chancellor of the University of Kent and a Member of Council. He is Visiting Professor of Government and a Governor of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is Honorary Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Warwick University.

He has previously been a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Centre for Journalism at City University, London, and Visiting Professor in the Department of Marketing at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He holds a number of honorary degrees and fellowships: Kings College, University of London, Honorary Fellow (2007); London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Honorary Fellow (2006); University of Kansas, Distinguished Graduate (2006); University of Kent, Doctor of Civil Law (2006); University of Greenwich, Doctor of Law (2003); Middlesex University, Doctor of the University (2001); University of Bradford, Doctor of Letters (2001); University of Buckingham, Doctor of Science (1998).

He writes monthly columns for Profile, the monthly magazine for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, and Parliamentary Monitor, the monthly magazine for the Houses of Parliament and is a contributor to the Financial Times and Observer and other newspapers and magazines and to radio and television, including as elections night analyst for American and British elections. He is author/co-author, co editor and editor of more than a dozen books and many articles in newspapers, magazines and in professional journals.

Professor Grundy is a demographer and social gerontologist who has worked on aspects of individual and population ageing for some twenty five years. Since 1998 she has worked in the Centre for Population Studies at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) where she is Professor of Demographic Gerontology. Previous appointments have been at the Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London and at City and Nottingham Universities. Emily’s main research interests are families, households and kin and social networks in later life, especially in relationship to health, and trends and differentials in health, disability and mortality at older ages. Currently she is researching links between partnership and parenting histories and later life health in England and Wales and in Norway; is involved in collaborative European projects on family support for older people; other collaborative projects in the UK on future resources of older people and on correlates of quality of life in the oldest old; and collaborative projects in Latin America. She is leader of the Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User support (CeLSIUS) group which helps academics with projects based on use of the Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study. Emily is Chair of the European Association for Population Working Group on Demographic Change and the Care of Older People; a member of the Census Advisory Committee and on the editorial boards of the European Journal of Ageing and People, Place and Space. She organises the short course on Ageing, health and Wellbeing in Older Populations and teaches on postgraduate courses at LSHTM.

Dr Davidson is an Honorary Visiting Fellow of the University of Surrey since her retirement in early 2010. She was originally a registered nurse and health visitor when she undertook a BSc in Social Policy with Women’s Studies as a mature student. She continued her higher education at the University of Surrey with a PhD which examined the lives of older widows and widowers. Subsequently, she became the Programme Director for the MSc in Ageing and Society and Ageing and Social Research and a co-director of the Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender (CRAG) at the University of Surrey. As Senior Lecturer at Surrey, she taught the Sociology of Ageing, Sociological Analysis, Social Policy and Social Research Methods to undergraduates, and Social Policy, and Managing Research and the Publication Process to postgraduates. Her particular areas of expertise are qualitative research with older people, focusing on their health and social relationships, especially of older men. She was Chair of the Gerontological Society of America Interest Group for Older Men’s Issues (2006-2009); Secretary of the British Society of Gerontology (BSG) from 1996-2002 and President, 2006-2008; Vice-Chair of Age Concern Surrey (2005-08), and is currently a Director of the Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA). She has been invited to lecture and present papers at numerous national and international institutions and organisations.

Professor Malcolm Johnson who is currently Visiting Professor of Gerontology and End of Life Care at the University of Bath, has been Professor of Health and Social Policy at the University of Bristol (now Emeritus) since 1995. From 1984 - 95 he was Professor of Health and Social Welfare and subsequently first Dean of the School of Health and Social Welfare at the Open University. His research and academic interests are wide, including the social aspects of health and illness, biographical studies, social policy analysis, death and dying and his major specialism, ageing and the lifespan. Of his ten books and over 160 monographs, chapters and articles, more than half relate to ageing. He is a former Secretary of the BSA Medical Sociology Group and the British Society of Gerontology and Founding Editor of the international journal Ageing and Society. He is Director of the International Institute on Health and Ageing. An elected Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS).he is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Founding Fellow of the British Society of Gerontology. Professor Johnson’s research and consultancy includes extensive work (with a variety of agencies including The States of Jersey, MHA Care Group, BUPA Care, Anchor Trust, Barchester Healthcare, Pocklington Trust, St Monica Trust, amongst others) on the long term care and the domiciliary care of older people. Over the past fifteen years he has extended into death and dying and end of life care, late life spirituality and the development of good practice in those fields. A five year development consultancy with Anchor Trust won the 2007 Independent Healthcare Innovation in Long Term Care Award and was Runner-up in  the 2007 Guardian Public Service Award for Care of Older People.


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Martin Green has had an extensive career in NGO development, both in the UK and internationally, and is Chief Executive of Care England; the largest representative body for independent social care services in the UK. He is also Chair of the International Longevity Centre and a Trustee of the National Aids Trust.

In 2012, in his role as Department of Health Independent Sector Dementia Champion, he led the development of the Dementia Care and Support Compact for The Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia.

He is also a member of the Secretary Of State for Health's Stakeholder Board; a Dignity Commissioner; a Lambeth Transformation Commissioner; A Member of the Nursing and Care Quality Forum; a Board Member of the National Institute for Health Research (School of Social Care) and a founder trustee of The National Skills Academy for Social Care. In 2008 he was named care personality of the year and was awarded an OBE for Services to Social Care in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Martin Green writes and broadcasts extensively on social care issues, and is on the Editorial Board of Community Care Market News.

Kevin Bounds is a chartered accountant and MBA who has worked in financial services throughout his career. After qualifying with Coopers and Lybrand and completing his MBA at University of Pittsburgh, he joined J P Morgan and spent nine years there in a variety of roles including internal audit, management information and helped establish the international equities business.  From there he joined County NatWest, initially as Group Management Accountant but quickly became group financial controller. He then became part of the start up team for NatWest Life where he established the finance function and became finance director.

Subsequent career moves took Kevin to Nationwide where he was finance director (and acting CEO)  for their life and unit trust business before joining KPMG to head up World Class Finance for retail financial services.

Kevin then set up his own consultancy building on his reputation for transforming finance functions and as a balanced scorecard expert. During this team Kevin had interim roles as Finance Director for a number of financial services firms.

He served on the executive committee of the Faculty of Finance and Management for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and co-authored their good practice guideline on balanced scorecard. In October 2011 he published a Special Report for the Institute on balanced scorecard.

Kevin is still active as a consultant and hopes his financial management expertise, knowledge of financial services and commitment to ILC will enable him to carry out the role of treasurer effectively and to the benefit of the organisation whilst also contributing as trustee in other areas.

Lawrence is the Chairman of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the Senior Independent Director of Bupa, and the Chair of the Independent Governance Committee for Prudential.

As well as being a Trustee of the ILC, he is a Trustee of Age UK and the Chair of the Pensions Policy Institute.

Previously he was the founding Chairman of both the Pension Protection Fund and the National Employment Savings Trust, and a Member of the Board for Actuarial Standards and the Financial Ombudsman Service. In his executive life, he was CEO of three different Insurance groups.

He read Greats at St John’s College, Oxford.

Diane started her career in television and radio, moving from production to presenting – she fronted programmes on BBC One, BBC TWO, Sky News and Channel 4 and hosted her own two hour daily radio show.

She started working in magazines at the BBC as a regular contributor to Family Life and later took up the role as features editor on Having a Baby magazine. A short period working on Good Housekeeping preceded her first editor’s role on the high profile Marks & Spencer magazine. After five years as editor on M&S, Diane launched a new magazine aimed at the over 50 market, and she remained as editor of Heyday until it moved to a rival publisher.

Following a brief stint at the Guardian, Diane joined Time Inc. UK as editor of Woman’s Weekly where she has been for the past eight years. She is on the Management Board of the company and leads the internal Content Executive committee.

Diane is on the Management Board of the Women of the Year Lunch and on the Lay Advisory Board of Chai Cancer Care.

Trevor Llanwarne was the Government Actuary from 2008-2014. During that time, he issued two reviews of the National Insurance Fund (the Fund that pays out State Pensions). The first was in 2010 and the second in 2014. In addition, he was the actuary for all the Government public service pension schemes which included NHS, Teachers, Civil Service, Police, Fire, Armed Forces, Judges and many others as well as signing out the monthly certificates regarding randomness of ERNIE and he led the team securing the actuarial work for NHS Litigation Authority.

Before 2008, Trevor was a pensions partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. During his 20 years at the firm, he had roles leading the HR Advisory business and was Chief Actuary for pensions.

As well as ILC, Trevor’s other current appointments include being a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute, on an expert panel for a major academic research exercise into integrating pensions and long-term care and is on a share appeals panel. He also acts as a consultant to public sector Boards on strategic risk management.

Qualified in medicine in Leeds 1970 (MB ChB).  FRCP 1973.  DM (Nottingham) 1981
Former MRC Research Fellow in Nottingham
Consultant in Elderly Medicine at St James’s University Hospital Leeds 1983 – 2010
Emeritus Professor of Elderly Medicine, University of Leeds, 2011
Former Visiting Professorship in San Francisco.  Visiting lecturer in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and many European countries
Former editor of Age and Ageing, now chair of the editorial board
President of the British Geriatrics Society 2008 – 2010
Author of undergraduate and postgraduate books on ageing; editor of books on aids and appliances, community care of old people and stroke
Author of many articles and chapters on aspects of ageing (100 cited on PubMed)
Member of the ILC-UK Academic Advisory Board and Trustee of the ILC-UK

Glyn Ryland qualified as a solicitor in 1988, worked in Herbert Smith's pensions team for four years (including working on the Savinson Committee on Electricity Pensions restructuring and pensions protection in the run up to privatisation), and then moved to Hong Kong for three years to work as a retirement schemes lawyer. In Hong Kong, Glyn served on the Law Society's Occupational Retirement Schemes Ordinance Committee and, having helped to shape the legislation, he registered the first ever scheme under that new regulatory regime. Since 1999, he has been the Head of Pensions at Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, including three years as a member of the firm's Management Committee. He was a founder (and member for ten years) of the Association of Pensions Lawyers' Investment Sub-Committee. At Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, he has worked extensively on pensions risk management and liability transfer projects for a wide range of larger and smaller pension schemes - longevity clearly being an issue at the heart of those projects. His clients include industry bodies and advisers, as well as pension funds and employers. He speaks regularly at pensions industry conferences, and contributes to industry publications and consultations. He is co-author of Tolley's E-Pensions and of the Asian Law Journal's guide to Hong Kong employment and pensions law.

Nigel Waterson is the former MP for Eastbourne (East Sussex). During his parliamentary career (1992-2010) Mr Waterson was Chairman of the APPG for Older People, 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. As a solicitor, Mr Waterson set up a City of London law firm and built successful practice and worked as a consultant for other law firms. He is Chairman of East Sussex Abbeyfield and the Equity Release Council; Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute; Member of Council at the Society of Pension Professionals; and Chairman of Trustees for NOW:Pensions.