Older people’s ‘super charity’ names Dianne Jeffrey as chair
Help the Aged and Age Concern England have announced the appointment of Dianne Jeffrey as chair of the new UK charity for older people when the two older people’s lobby groups merge next year.
Ms Jeffrey will take up the role on 1st October and will play a key part in setting the strategic direction of the new organisation and in the appointment of a new chief executive later this year.
Dianne Jeffrey is currently chairman of Anchor Trust, England’s largest provider of housing care and support for older people. She is due to stand down from Anchor after eleven years on the board. She is currently also chairman of the not-for-profit company Digital Outreach, which is supported by both Age Concern and Help the Aged, and which aims to ensure that older people and vulnerable or hard to reach groups do not miss out during digital switchover and other major technological changes. She has also previously chaired two NHS Trusts as well as the NHS Confederation. She is currently pro-chancello