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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 - Operations 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.

Robert Brown - Head of Finance

Rob joined us in August 2017 and has brought a wealth of experience from his previous senior finance roles, which for the last 15 years have been exclusively within the third sector. As Head of Finance, Rob’s role includes ensuring that our accounts are prepared swiftly and accurately, and that we continue to exercise impeccable financial control over all of our activities.

Contact Robert Brown.


Heather Vernon - PA to Chief Executive and Office Manager

Contact Heather Vernon.

Sharon Tynan - Digital Engagement Officer

Contact Sharon Tynan.

Zara Ghods - Engagement Officer

Contact Zara Ghods.

Margot Luke - Finance Officer

Contact Margot Luke.

Ben Donovan - Research and Policy Officer

Contact Ben Donovan.

George Harvey - Communications and Campaigns Officer

Contact George Harvey.

Business Directory

Huw Jones - Business Manager

Contact Huw Jones.

Rosemary Adkinson - Programmes Administrator

Age Concern City of London

Alice Westlake - Project Leader

Contact Alice Westlake.




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. 

Interim Chair of Trustees

Imogen Clark, former partner in an internal law firm, Clifford Chance.


John Cole, formerly a Partner in the Finance Services Practice of Ernst & Young LLP


David Goldsmith formerly Treasurer of Age UK London

Ronnie Jacobson also Trustee of Age Concern City of London

Kate James also Chair of Age UK Sutton

David Muir also Chair of Age UK Ealing