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Meet our Board

Age International is governed by a Board of Trustees who are committed to making the world a better place for older people. 

Ann Keeling

Chair of the Board

Ann Keeling is Chair of the Age International Board.

Ann Keeling's 40 year career in global health and social development has included posts in Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the Caribbean, Belgium, USA and her home country, UK. She held the post of Head of Gender Equality Policy with the UK Government and is currently Senior Fellow of Women in Global Health.  Ann Keeling has been CEO of two global health NGOs, was UNFPA Country Representative Pakistan and Director Commonwealth Secretariat leading on Health, Education and Gender.  Between 2008 and 2012 she was Chief Executive Officer of the International Diabetes Federation, founded the NCD (Non Communicable Diseases) Alliance and as Chair, led the successful campaign for the 2011 UN High Level Summit on NCDs. Ann Keeling spent 9 years in Pakistan with the British Council, DFID and UNDP working on human development and women’s rights. She also held senior posts with the Governments of Papua New Guinea, and Pakistan. She studied at Oxford University UK, Ann Arbor University USA, and in 1981, at the People’s University in Beijing, China.

Maria Arce-Moreira

Maria Arce-Moreira has over 25 years’ experience in the international development sector mainly with international networks of NGOs and professional associations for many of which she was the Executive Director.

A seasoned project manager, she worked on policy influencing and advocacy, governance and organisational change covering a diverse range of thematic areas including environmental management, gender, human settlements, food and agriculture and several aspects of health. She is multilingual and has worked in Latin America, Africa and Europe. Since 2014 she works as an independent consultant supporting UK and international NGOs with fundraising, strategic advice, governance and management. This includes being the Executive Director of US-based Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH International). 

Maria is a Trustee of Sense International, an international NGO supporting people with deafblindness and their families, and member of the Management Committee of Live at Home Scheme Northampton that supports the elderly live independently. Maria was born in Bolivia and holds an MSc in Urban Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.   

Margaret Batty

Margaret Batty has over 30 years experience of working in an International capacity for the NGO sector, the NHS, national and local government, EU Institutions and the UN. She is currently an NHS Non Executive Director on the Boards of the South Western Ambulance Trust and the Integrated Care System for Bucks/Oxfordshire/Berks West.

Margaret worked for WaterAid as Director of Global Policy and Campaigns from 2008-18. As a Senior Civil Servant she held a number of senior posts in the UK Cabinet Office and Foreign Office, including Deputy Director in the UK Cabinet Office European Secretariat, and EU Advisor to Prime Ministers. She was also a senior member of the UK Government International Unit for Women and Equality, and worked as an advisor to newly emerging democracies in Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to her career in the Civil Service, Margaret worked for Age Concern England, and in Brussels as one of the founders of Euro Citizen Action Service, a non-profit membership organization for NGOs.

Margaret holds a degree in International Politics from Lancaster University, and postgraduate diplomas from the College of Europe in Bruges and the Sorbonne University in Paris.

Andrew Cook

Andrew is a not-for-profit leader, fundraising development and communications specialist with over 30 years’ experience of working in international development, humanitarian agencies and health charities.

Currently working as Executive Director for Customer Experience at the UK Stroke Association, he leads teams responsible for income generation, external communications, brand, research, policy, campaigns, and universal services. Andrew has previously served as Head of Private Partnerships and Fundraising at the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. Before this, he worked at WaterAid for fourteen years, including as UK Deputy Chief Executive and globally as International Director of Communications and Fundraising. He supported establishing WaterAid America as its first Executive Director, and supported the foundation and development of WaterAid in Australia and Sweden.

Andrew's previous non-executive roles have included trusteeships at Malaria No More UK and Depaul UK. He was also Chair of the International Fundraising Congress. He holds a BSc in Sociology, an MSc in Management Studies and a postgraduate diploma in Marketing.

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock is Professor of Gerontology and Global Health at the University of Northumbria (Newcastle) and Associate Professor at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. He previously held positions at the University of East Anglia, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Glasgow. He has a PhD from the LSE. Peter has held senior secondments with World Health Organisation and the UK government's former Department for International Development. He has over 30 years of experience of leading research projects about older people in low and middle-income countries.

Kate Moger (she/her)

Kate has twenty years’ experience in humanitarian and development organisations, and has lived and worked on the African continent since 2007. Currently Kate is the International Rescue Committee’s Regional Vice President for the Great Lakes, supporting Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tanzania. Previously she worked in West Africa, including as Country Director in Mali. Between 2003 and 2013, Kate held a variety of leadership roles with Save the Children in South Sudan, DRC and Cote d’Ivoire, having begun her humanitarian work in protection services with refugee and asylum seeking children in the UK. Kate’s professional life has focused on contributing to the realization of rights of women and children living in conflict and post conflict contexts, and she is particularly interested in how ageing intersects with other identities in those contexts.

Kate tries to practice feminist, anti-racist and inclusive leadership, and is committed to understanding and disrupting unequal power dynamics which challenge the realization of social justice. She holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Sussex and an MSc in Global Development Management from the Open University. Kate and her young son enjoy exploring new places and learning about the world together.

Martin Nthakomwa

Martin Nthakomwa is a Lecturer in Humanitarian (Emergency) response and International Development at Coventry University. Previously a course director, he has designed and delivered postgraduate and undergraduate degree courses and modules around disaster management, preparedness , response, recovery, population displacement, protection and community resilience. A graduate of Universities of Sheffield, Lincoln and Coventry, Martin has an eclectic education including International Development, Business Management, and Education. Previously, Martin was a Lecturer at De Montfort University on a postgraduate programme that focused on Community Education and youth development.

Martin was also a Development Manager for a Community Forum in the Midlands, and for six years was Director on the board of an international charity. His previous practical experience includes advocacy, refugee (re)integration, monitoring Service Level Agreements, co-piloting the ‘Quality of Life’ survey commissioned by the then Audit Commission in 2003, research post conflict, and building capacity of Voluntary Organisations.

With nearly two decades working in higher education, Martin has also collaborated on Projects with a number of leading international humanitarian/development agencies and practitioners across the globe. Martin played a critical advisory/consultancy role during the design and development of the Emergency Response Mechanism (DarMAERT) for the city of Dar es Salaam and the surrounding region in Tanzania, which subsequently received funding from the World Bank and DFID/FCDO and became a beacon for best practice within the Sub Saharan Africa region. Martin believes in enabling approaches, co-creation of knowledge, capacity building and empowerment of individuals and communities across the life course.

Roy Shubhabrata

Roy has spent the last two decades focused on digital transformation in healthcare across Europe, North America and Asia. His interest lies is in the collaboration of government, academia, charities and providers in the adoption of innovative technologies in health and care settings.

Roy’s past experience includes leadership roles in GE Healthcare, Microsoft, the World Health Organisation, Epic and Telstra.

Roy is the Chief Executive of Healthinnova, a global healthcare consultancy. He is an Associate Non-Executive Director at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a Governor of the South Western Ambulance Service. He is also a Trustee of Age UK.

He holds degrees in mathematics, computer science, health economics and international health policy.

Clare Twelvetrees

Clare is currently Director of Strategy and Performance at the Brooke international charity for working horses and donkeys. Clare has over 15 years' experience in the charity and public sectors in a variety of senior international strategy, planning and management roles. Prior to Brooke she was Interim CEO and Strategy Director at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, and has also worked for the Fairtrade Foundation, Partners for Water and Sanitation and the Environment Agency where she set up their first international programme.

Clare has lived and worked in Africa and Asia including presenting a radio programme in Ghana. She has a broad cross-sectoral understanding of issues related to international development including gender, trade, water, sanitation and environmental sustainability.

She has a BA Hons in International Relations from Sussex University and an MSc in Information Systems from Brighton University.


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