As Chief Executive of Independent Age, Janet Morrison has overseen a transformation of the charity’s strategy and service model to focus on national advice and befriending services and campaigning for older people.
She is a founder of the Campaign to End Loneliness - a coalition of over 10,000 organisations - which raises awareness of loneliness in old age and what works to address it.
She is also an independent Director of Reconnections, a pilot social finance initiative (SIB) to tackle loneliness amongst older people.
Janet is Chair of the Baring Foundation, an independent grant making trust which funds strengthening the voluntary sector, arts and older people and international development. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the NIHR School for Social Care Research. In 2014 Janet won an Arts and Health Australia excellence award for health, well-being and social inclusion.
Janet was previously Deputy Chief Executive of NESTA - the National Endowment for Science Technology which promotes creativity and innovation in the UK. Prior to NESTA, Janet was senior adviser on UK Policy at the BBC and before that was Director of Policy and Research at NCVO.