Rubie is charity’s new chairman
Kerry Rubie has taken on the role of chairman of trustees for charity Friends of the Elderly. The role follows his retirement as vice-chairman of advertising agency Leo Burnett Worldwide. Active with Friends of the Elderly on various committees since 1996, Mr Rubie became a trustee in 2002. He joined Leo Burnett in 1964 and served a variety of roles in the company’s operations in Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the U.S. during his 40 year tenure with the agency. Friends of the Elderly operates 17 care homes, some with dementia units. The charity also supports older people to stay living in their own homes with a range of community services including welfare grants for those in financial need, day care, home support, home visiting and telephone befriending.