Our trustees

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark is governed by its Board of Trustees, who are elected at our Annual General Meetings.

Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring that the charity runs efficiently and is doing what it was set up to do.

Our current Board of Trustees is represented by a number of individuals who have extensive knowledge of Lewisham and Southwark's older population and bring a diverse mix of skills to the board.
The board meets on a quarterly basis to discuss the strategic direction of the organisation, financial matters, and operational issues.

Our current Board of Trustees is represented by a number of individuals who have extensive knowledge of Lewisham and Southwark's older population and bring a diverse mix of skills to the board.

The board meets on a quarterly basis to discuss the strategic direction of the organisation, financial matters, and operational issues.

  • Miny Jansen - Chair

    Miny’s career has mainly focused on managing housing services, including at senior management level. Skills and experience include project and change management, risk assessment, finance and budget experience and dealing with political interface.
  • John Hodgett - Vice Chair

    John first became involved with Age Concern Lewisham in 1996 as a volunteer. He was asked to join the ACL board in 2000, was elected Chair in 2005 and took the role of Vice Chair following the merger. John is also a director of Voluntary Service Lewisham.
  • John Veness - Treasurer

    John has been a trustee for nearly 3 years and is the Head of Corporate Services at Nest Corporation, a national low-cost pension scheme. Previous experience includes as a civil servant working on state pensions and older people’s issues.
  • Leon Kreitzman

    Leon was the chair of Age UK Lewisham & Southwark from 2003-2014. He has degrees in Bio-chemistry and International Relations. He became involved in concerns about an Ageing Society in the mid-1980s and is a member of Age UK Public Policy committee.
  • Irene Payne

    Irene recently joined the Trustees in 2014, having been an active volunteer with Age UK Lewisham and Southwark's Care Home Lay Inspectors scheme for a number of years.
  • Ray Boyce

    Ray has over 40 years experience working in social care. A Homecare Worker then Social Worker, Ray spent a further 20 years as a senior manager in Inner London social services departments. Ray retired as Head of Southwark Older People's Services in 2014.
  • Marcia Purnell

    Marcia, a former barrister and school governor, has had extensive trustee experience. As well as her trustee role at Age UK Lewisham & Southwark, she has been a trustee of The Field Lane Foundation for the past 14 years.