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The Board of Trustees are responsible for working with the Chief Executive to agree the strategic vision and mission and guide the Charity towards achieving its goals.

  • Neil Franklin - Chair of Trustee Board

    Married with two grown up children, a Ruislip resident since birth.

    Neil worked for Barclays for over 29 years, moving from branch banking to a senior position at Head Office in a Change Management role.

    In 2000 Neil joined a programme management consultancy and then finished his career with 8½ years with the Department of Health in a senior business planning role, managing the Central Planning & Programmes Office. Neil retired in May 2011.

    Neil became an Information & Advice volunteer for Age UK Hillingdon from April 2013 until October 2017. 

    Neil became a Trustee in October 2013 and was appointed Chair in October 2017

  • Carolina Castillo - Vice Chair

    Carolina works in the Financial Services Industry as Vice-president of Commercial Partnerships and Innovation. She has a business development background and is the co-founder and executive sponsor of the Women in Sales Excellence group who has a mission to attract and retain women talent in sales profession. In 2019, Carolina won the Women in Sales Award - Professional Services.

    Before working in sales, Carolina worked in Procurement sourcing marketing services for Fortune 500 companies. Having been in both sides of the negotiation table, Carolina has a wealth of experience in negotiating contracts.

    Carolina is passionate about public speaking and founded a Public Speaking club in 2018: Centurion Toastmasters where she has served as President. She is an award-winning speaker herself and thoroughly enjoys helping others develop their skills.

    Carolina was appointed Vice-Chair in March 2023. 

  • Chris Beatty - Trustee

    Chris has lived in Hillingdon for most of her adult life.

    Following teacher training in Birmingham, Chris worked in primary schools and subsequently in adult education.

    As a single parent Chris worked in an assortment of roles, including proof reading for a children’s book publisher, secretarial work for a medical consultant and teaching in adult literacy.

    Chris has had over 25 years involvement with Age Concern/Age UK HHB firstly as an Information & Advice volunteer and subsequently as a board member, Vice Chair and for two periods as Chair.


  • Roger Calverley - Trustee

    Roger joined Age Concern in 2005 as a volunteer working on Welfare Benefits, and became a Trustee and quickly Treasurer in 2007.

    Although not an accountant, Roger has many years’ experience in a management position, where understanding particularly management accounts and quoting for projects, was a major part of his job. His role as Treasurer, is to ensure that figures produced by the Finance team are appropriate, timely and accurate.

    Roger’s work experience, after studying maths and statistics, included operations research at Milk Marketing Board, statistician at Brent Council and Operations Director at a major international market research agency.

    Roger retired in 2004, enjoying the subsequent years, holidaying, walking, listening to music, and latterly he has taken up Lawn Bowls.

  • Heather Dupille - Trustee

    Heather is married and has been a Brent resident since birth. 

    She worked for nearly 30 years in Banking, starting in branch banking before moving into Central London in various management roles such as Business Development, Arrears & Repossessions and Legal & Litigation. 

    She stopped working in 2011 to care for her mother thus gaining great insight into the challenges that informal carers face on a daily basis. 

    Heather volunteered in our Brent Charity shop for 10 years gaining experience in Charity Shop Retail Management. 

    Appointed as an Age UK Brent Trustee nearly 7 years ago and now Age UK HHB. 

  • Chris Jenner - Trustee

    Chris recently joined as a trustee in January 2023 having retired from general practice after 32 years working in Hatch End, Pinner. Chris has championed Patient Participation/volunteers over many years both at a local level and wider afield with national recognition of this work.  

    Chris' formative years and schooling were in Wembley, his practice was in Harrow and he worked at Northwick Park as a medical educator for many years. Chris lives in Hillingdon so has a broad understanding of the locality we cover.

    Chris was previously a school governor in Harrow and was Chairman of Ruislip and Northwood Swim Squad. In retirement Chris is a carer and continues to support colleagues working in general practice.

    His passion for supporting older people in the community and experience of working with the voluntary sector enthused him to join Age UK HHB as a trustee and he looks forward to meeting volunteers and championing their vital role.


  • Kalpa Kharicha - Trustee

    Kalpa has over 25 years’ experience as a social science researcher, mostly within universities and recently applied in the third sector to inform evidence-based change.

    She currently works in the Policy Research Unit on Health and Social Care Workforce at King’s College London. Her main focus has been on ageing and care in later life and in under-researched groups.

    Her PhD was on older people’s experiences and responses to loneliness in later life. She is passionate about the opportunities that longer lives can bring and working towards these opportunities being available to all. 

  • Natasha Spence - Trustee

    Natasha has worked in Live Entertainment & Attractions for over 20 years and held account management, marketing and ticketing roles with Wembley box office, Ticketmaster and Live Nation.

    She is currently working for BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, leading live events and attractions within the Live Entertainment team, from concept to delivery. Natasha is incredibly passionate about the needs of older people - especially in respect of their health and wellbeing.

    She is delighted to have joined Age UK HHB as a Trustee, and to be supporting the work of the charity.  She grew up in Brent and now lives in the Hillingdon borough. 

  • Peter Slavid - Trustee

    Peter spent 30 years in marketing and partner management in the computer industry and has been happily retired since the age of 55.

    Until recently he was Chair of Hillingdon Citizens Advice, and has been a trustee at other local and national charities.

    Peter's other passion is music. He volunteers at festivals, helps organise Uxbridge Folk Club, writes reviews and broadcasts radio shows of modern jazz for Hayes FM and across the internet.

    He is married with two daughters and two grandchildren, and has lived in Ruislip for 30 years.

  • Julian Lloyd - CEO

    As the senior executive member of staff responsible for managing the operations of Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent. Julian is the main point of contact between the workforce and the board of Trustees and is the public face of the charity. 

    Julian has a career that spans over 20 years in the charitable sector having worked for the Alzheimer’s Society, British Lung Foundation and in a range of smaller local charities.

    Julian took on the role of CEO of Age UK Hillingdon in 2017 and oversaw the merger with Age UK Harrow and Age UK Brent in 2018.

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