Senior Management Team
Paul Goulden - Chief Executive
After studying politics and international relations at university, Paul trained to be a chartered accountant for a year, before swiftly realizing he wasn’t an accountant! Following a brief stint running a buffet on a steam railway, Paul then worked in political campaigning and fundraising for ten years before joining Age Concern Bromley (as it was then) as Business Manager. Whilst there he completed a Masters degree in Voluntary Sector Management at Cass Business School and in 2009 Paul took on the job of Chief Executive of Age UK Bexley. Paul has been our Chief Executive since November 2016.
To contact Paul, please email his PA, Heather Vernon.
Gordon Deuchars - Policy and Campaigns Manager
Gordon Deuchars joined Age UK London in 2003. His specialist areas are policy, influencing and campaign work to promote older people’s issues in London. He has developed and coordinated campaigns on issues ranging from social care to transport and employment for older people.
Before joining Age UK London, Gordon was Policy Officer for AGE, the European Older People’s Platform, which he joined in 2001 soon after its launch. Gordon was responsible for developing international networks on issues like pension reform and social inclusion.
Contact Gordon Deuchars.
Kathleen Egan - Programmes and Capacity Manager
Kathleen followed her time with our national counterparts by taking a brief sojourn at Sitra, before joining Age UK London in November 2013. As Programmes and Capacity Manager, Kathleen's role is threefold, it's her job to manage projects, secure fundraising bids, and offer strategic support to local Age UKs across London.
Contact Kathleen Egan.
Beth Matheson - Head of Finance
Beth has been our Head of Finance since March 2016, overseeing the finance function and providing internal and external financial reporting on behalf of Age UK London and its entrepreneurial arms. Beth is a qualified chartered accountant and has headed finance teams in various not-for-profit organisations over the last 10 years, including Amnesty International and the Brooke.
Contact Beth Matheson.
Dale Disson - General Manager Training
Following nearly 30 years in the insurance industry, Dale became Trading Manager at Age Concern East Sussex in 2004. He moved on to a regional sales role in Age UK Enterprises in 2007 and left to help set up and run the pan-London trading company at Age UK London in early 2011. Married with two grown up children, Dale is a proud Welshman, understandably counting rugby as one of his passions!
Contact Dale Disson.
Our trustees are representatives from local Age Concerns and Age UKs in London. This ensures that our work is always best designed to support local projects helping older people in the capital.
Chair of Trustees
David Bickerton also Solicitor at Clifford Chance
David Goldsmith formerly Treasurer of Age UK London
Sharon Haffenden also Chair of Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering
Ronnie Jacobson also Trustee of Age Concern City of London
Kate James also Chair of Age UK Sutton
Irene Kohler also Senior Vice Chair of Positive Ageing in London
David Muir also Chair of Age UK Ealing
Chris Walsh also Chair of Positive Ageing in London