Jane Portas appointed trustee at Centre for Ageing Better
Jane Portas, a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ financial services and business advisory experience, takes up new trustee role.
Jane is also a co-founder of Insuring Women’s Futures and currently an Insurance Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The Centre for Ageing Better has appointed Jane Portas as a new Trustee. She took up the role at the beginning of August and will work with us to bring about change to create a society in which everyone enjoys later life.
Jane has over 30 years’ financial services and business advisory experience. She has advised many leading insurance businesses to implement strategic and regulatory business change and optimisation programmes.
She has held various regulatory policy and supervision roles. Until recently, Jane led PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Brexit services for insurance, its work on vulnerable customers in financial services and more broadly financial inclusion. In January 2017, Jane was invited to provide expert evidence to the UK Treasury Committee on Solvency II and the options for the UK regime post Brexit.
Jane co-founded Insuring Women’s Futures in 2016, a programme convened by the Chartered Insurance Institute to improve women’s financial resilience and trust in insurance and personal finance. And since September 2019, Jane has been a member of the Women’s Business Council, established in 2012 and with a current focus to drive forward improving women’s representation within the workplace, reporting to the Minister for Women and Equalities.
It is five years since the Centre for Ageing Better was created. It has established itself as a credible evidence-based change organisation. It has influenced policy and practice across its priorities of homes, health, work and communities as well as shaping the national debate on ageing. As it looks to have a significant and lasting impact on the lives of those approaching later life and at risk of missing out on a good later life, the organisation is bringing diverse skills and experience to add to those of existing Board members.
Jane Portas said:
“I am delighted at my new appointment as Trustee at the Centre for Ageing Better. I am looking forward to continuing the excellent work to deliver Ageing Better’s priority goals to ensure everyone is able to enjoy a later life.
“I look forward to using my experience in policy and business advisory roles to support Ageing Better in its important mission in ensuring no-one misses out on a good later life.”
Anna Dixon, Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better said:
“I am very pleased to welcome Jane to Ageing Better. She brings a wealth of experience in business and her work on women’s financial wellbeing has highlighted the gender inequalities in financial security in later life.
She will be a great asset on the Board as we seek to continue to deliver on our strategic ambitions and increase our engagement with the private sector. I very much look forward to working alongside her to bring about changes to improve later lives.”