Dianne Jeffrey CBE DL is chairman of Age UK and Age International.
She led the Dignity Commission, the Malnutrition Task Force and the Hospital Food Standards Panel. She also chairs the Advisory Group for the Peak District National Park Authority, is a trustee of the Devonshire Education Trust at Chatsworth, and until recently served on the Heritage Lottery Fund regional committee.
Dianne was Pro-Chancellor and chairman of the board of the University of Derby from 1999 until 2011. She has served as an NHS Trust chairman for 13 years and chairman of the NHS Confederation from 2000 – 2003. She was on the board of Anchor Trust for 11 years, five of them as its chairman.
Dianne was appointed High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 2002/3 and is now an appointed Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Derbyshire.
Dianne was appointed CBE in the Birthday Honours in 2011. She is an Honorary Doctor of the University of Derby as well as of Sheffield Hallam University.