Sam Mauger
Chief Executive
Sam Mauger has been working in the third sector since 1995, managing partnerships with borough-based and regionally-based statutory authorities and independent Age UKs and Age Concerns, as well as other charitable organisations. She has managed the large scale operational delivery of health and social care in the voluntary sector and has been instrumental in developing consultation with older people to support policy and service delivery development in London.
Sam is familiar with the governance challenges that face the third sector and she is interested in policy and research issues that affect older people.
Contact Sam’s PA Heather Vernon

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.

Robert Brown - Head of Finance

Contact Robert Brown.

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.


Sharon Tynan - Fit 4 Purpose Development Worker

Contact Sharon Tynan.

Zara Ghods - Organisation Sustainability Officer and Office Manager

Contact Zara Ghods.

Margot Luke - Finance Department

Contact Margot Luke.

Ben Donovan - Research and Policy Officer

Contact Ben Donovan.

Heather Vernon - PA to Chief Executive 

Contact Heather Vernon.

Janine Aldridge - Fit 4 Purpose 

Contact Janine Aldridge.

Alison May - Fit 4 Purpose

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George Harvey - Communications and Campaigns Officer

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Jessica Jarvis - Marketing and Sales Officer 

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Rosemary Adkinson - Programmes Administrator

Healthwatch City of London

Lynn Strother - 

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Janine Aldridge - Development and Engagement Officer

Contact Janine Aldridge.

Sonia Rego - Sessional Worker

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Reno Marcello - Sessional Worker

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. 

Chair of Trustees

David Simpson 


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


Imogen Cole, former partner in an internal law firm, Clifford Chance

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