Deborah joined Independent Age as CEO in October 2019. Deborah has led Independent Age through significant change, raised the profile and reputation, and extended the charity’s influence and reach across the older people’s sector.

The board will begin the search for Deborah's successor. Stuart Rogers, Director of Corporate Services, supported by his Senior Leadership Team colleagues, will step up to the role on an interim basis. Stuart will take on this role when Deborah departs at the end of January.

Announcing her departure, Deborah Alsina, CEO of Independent Age, said:

"I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Independent Age and am proud of our progress during my short tenure, even though I know it's not always been easy. I am sincerely grateful for the kindness and support I've received from the Independent Age team. 

“The charity I am moving to works on issues that, like Independent Age, are close to my heart, and there was simply too much of a synergy to ignore."

In response to Deborah Alsina’s resignation Baroness Julia Neuberger, Independent Age Chair of Trustees, said:

“The Trustees and I are very grateful to Deborah for her tireless and sensitive leadership of Independent Age. She leaves us in a much better place, and we will miss her.

“Nonetheless, we are delighted that in her next role, she will be leading another important charity in our sector.

“Deborah has contributed enormously to rebuilding Independent Age as a focused, impactful and stable organisation.”

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