Board of Trustees

Baroness Julia Neuberger, DBE (Chair of Trustees)

Amit Patel

John Hannaford (Treasurer)

Karen Byrne

Karl Demian

Lucy Blythe

Mike Craston

Richard Anderson

Simon Inchley

Vivienne Dews

Professor Caroline Glendinning

Guillermo Donadini

Executive Staff

Stuart Rogers, Acting Chief Executive

Simon Hewett-Avison, Director of Services

Matthew Wilkley, Director of Income Generation

Clare Wadd, Director of Finance and Governance

John Palmer, Director of Policy & Communications

Royal Patron

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, The Hon Lady Ogilvy KG GCVO

Our EDI statement

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement

This EDI statement applies to everyone who may seek our support, and also to those who seek to support us in delivering our mission to ensure that as we grow older, we all have the opportunity to live well with dignity, choice and purpose. This includes the people who use our services, our staff, volunteers, partners, supporters and suppliers.

We celebrate diversity at Independent Age and we champion the differences and nuances which make each and every one of us unique. We believe that everyone should benefit from equity of opportunity and no one should be subject to any form of discrimination.

We value the diversity of our dedicated team of staff and volunteers, of those who choose to use our services, our partners, supporters and suppliers. We commit to further building upon this diversity over the next three years so that we can be more representative of the communities we work with. We want everyone who uses our services and those who work with Independent Age as a staff member, volunteer, partner, supporter or supplier to feel safe, protected, welcome and included.

In the UK, we all have the right to be treated equitably regardless of our age, colour, disability / health, ethnic or national origin, gender reassignment, marital / family status, nationality, race, religion / belief, sex, sexual orientation, social class, or any other status.

We therefore expect that anyone working with or supporting Independent Age or using our services will treat each other with dignity and respect.  We will not tolerate any form of discriminatory behaviour or language from or towards our staff, volunteers, the people who use our services, partners, supporters and suppliers and we will challenge respectfully if this occurs. If changes in behaviour are not made, we will re-evaluate our relationship with the offending party and take appropriate action including potentially ending our relationship with them.

We hope you will help us in creating the respectful, equitable, inclusive environment we all want to enjoy life in, and in celebrating the rich diversity that exists across our nations.


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