Our spokespeople have a diverse and comprehensive knowledge of issues that affect older people in the UK and around the world.
To arrange an interview or to find out more about our spokespeople, please contact the Age UK media team on 020 3033 1430 during office hours (Mon-Fri 08:30-17:30) or for out-of-hours media support please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Abrahams - Charity Director
Caroline oversees Age UK’s influencing work and positioning, covering policy and research, public affairs and campaigns, engagement with older people, media and PR and (charity) content and brand. She is also the charity’s lead spokesperson. Before joining Age UK she worked in the voluntary sector, as a senior civil service and policy advisor, and for the Local Government Association. A former chair of the End Child Poverty campaign Caroline is particularly interested in the future of health and social care and tackling poverty and inequality.
Hannah Pearce and Angela Kitching - Joint Head of External Affairs
Hannah Pearce and Angela Kitching have both worked for Age UK for over a decade and have job shared since 2011.
Angela and Hannah’s role is to influence the UK Government on issues of concern to older people, to lead Age UK’s work in Westminster with politicians and parliamentarians and to develop and implement the charity’s public campaigns. They support a team who work to influence decision-makers to improve life for older people in the UK and beyond.
Ruthe Isden - Head of Health Influencing
Ruthe leads Age UK’s external advocacy work on health and social care for older people. Ruthe’s policy interests include health and social care integration, public service reform in the context of an ageing population and improving patient experience.