The appointment of a new Chief Executive of Independent Age has been announced by the older people’s charity.
Deborah Alsina MBE will take on the role from October 2019, leaving her position as Chief Executive of Bowel Cancer UK after 11 years with the organisation, 10 of which she has served as Chief Executive. During her time there, she has seen the charity grow, including leading the incorporation of smaller charity, Beating Bowel Cancer into the organisation in 2018.
Speaking about her role as the new Chief Executive of Independent Age, Deborah said, 'I am thrilled and honoured to be joining Independent Age, a brilliant charity providing support and information services and campaigning for older people. Personally, I have a strong commitment to tackling ageism within our society and to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to live a happy, independent and fulfilling older life.
'I look forward to working with the charity’s staff, volunteers and supporters but also with older people themselves to ensure that the charity always has them firmly at its core and is delivering the greatest impact with and for them. It is an exciting challenge and one I am definitely ready to embrace.'
Justine Frain, Chair of Independent Age, said, 'We are delighted to appoint Deborah Alsina as Chief Executive of Independent Age. Deborah is already very highly-respected in the sector and has a keen understanding of the issues affecting older people. Deborah will be a passionate advocate for older people and lead Independent Age through its next exciting period.'
Janet Morrison announced that she would no longer be serving as Chief Executive of Independent Age earlier this year.