New Trustees and Co-optees appointed
We welcome three new Trustees and two new Co-optees who will help us fulfil our mission to bring about change for better later lives.
Margaret Dangoor, Dame Lin Homer and Lord Spencer Livermore join us as Trustees. Julika Erfurt and Albert Tucker are also announced as new Co-optees.
The appointments are as follows:
Margaret Dangoor – Trustee
Margaret is a Registered General Nurse with a Masters in Health Law. Her career spanned nursing and general management in the NHS before she left to lead a patient safety organisation as Executive Director.
With many years of involvement within the voluntary, community and statutory sectors, Margaret has served on the board of a number of charities, a further education college corporation, an NHS primary care trust and also the Royal Society of Medicine, where she is a life fellow.
Margaret cares for her husband who has advanced Alzheimer’s disease, and for the past ten years she has been active in promoting the interests of people with dementia, carers and people in later life at local and national level. As a member of the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a member of the Advisory Board for the School of Social Care Research, Margaret represents the user, carer, practitioner group for the School. She is a Carers UK Ambassador and a volunteer for Alzheimer’s Society and chairs an expert carers peer support group. She is also a Dementia Champion.
Dame Lin Homer – Trustee
Dame Lin Homer has had a distinguished career as a leader of large, complex operational and political organisations including the Department for Transport and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
Having worked in local government for almost 30 years, Lin had direct responsibility for policy and advice on social care issues for people in later life. She also has personal experience of Alzheimer’s disease, which her mother suffered from for the last ten years of her life. Lin also acted as advisor to the Alzheimer’s Society operational meetings for a period of two years.
Lord Spencer Livermore – Trustee
Spencer is a strategist with 20 years’ experience advising multinational companies, government leaders and political campaigns. He has worked as a Partner at insight and strategy consultancy Britain Thinks, as Director of Strategy at business reputation advisory firm Teneo Blue Rubicon, and as Senior Strategist at advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi.
Prior to working in business, he served in government for ten years, in the Treasury as Chief Strategy Adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and then in 10 Downing Street as Director of Strategy to the Prime Minister. He was also a senior adviser on four General Election campaigns.
Spencer is a member of the House of Lords, where he sits on the Economic Affairs Select Committee, and is a Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics.
Julika Erfurt – Co-optee
Julika is a specialist in health strategy, life sciences and demographic change with experience at an international consultancy firm. She is skilled in driving effective health care change strategies, enabled by digital and new care models. Julika has substantial expertise in redesigning health care services to improve patient outcomes, ensure high-quality services and reduce cost.
Julika currently sits on the advisory board of the ODESSA project, an EU-China project assessing ageing in place, care delivery and affordability.
Albert Tucker – Co-optee
Albert was the pioneering CEO of the Fairtrade Company, Twin Trading and is a key figure in the Fairtrade, community regeneration and sustainable development sectors. He is a trusted advocate and enterprise developer for small scale farmers in global trade and policy.
Albert has a strong track record of focusing on how ethical and values-based businesses and supply chains can generate system change and impact social change.
Having worked within the public, private and voluntary sector at executive and non-executive levels, Albert has a deep understanding of the strategic value of demonstrating change and innovation, then using this to promote policy and operational change.
Geoff Filkin, Chair at the Centre for Ageing Better said:
“I am delighted to welcome Margaret Dangoor, Lin Homer and Spencer Livermore to our Board, as well as Julika Erfurt and Albert Tucker as co-optees who will contribute to our committees. They bring diverse and exceptional experience that will support the Centre’s governance and ambition to promote change for better later lives, bringing skill and knowledge of how to engage with and listen to the views and voices of today’s and tomorrow’s older people, of strategic communications and of transformation in local and central government.
They join us at an exciting time as the Board, with our Chief Executive, considers how we expand our work over the next few years, after our successful start-up and the completion of our first full year of action.”