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Chief Executive Officer - Frances West

Frances West

As the Chief Executive Officer with Age UK Plymouth I work with a team of committed staff, volunteers and supporters who ensure the charity delivers excellent services which supports older people on their journey into later life.

Previously I was the National Head of Welfare for Help the Heroes.  I have also held senior positions in Purbeck District Council and the Military Police where I finished my service career as Lieutenant Colonel. 

In my spare time I am an enthusiastic Exeter Chiefs fan and I enjoy walking my dog through the fabulous Devon countryside.


Deputy Chief Executive (Operations) - Kevin Aish 

Kevin Aish

Kevin Aish joined the charity in December 2015 as Assistant Director (Admin & Support) and in October 2017 was appointed Deputy Chief Executive (Operations). Prior to joining the Charity, Kevin was the UK Operations Manager for an international Financial Services company and managed several major projects including Head Office relocations.

Before this Kevin worked at senior levels within the Retail Sector and the Contact Centre industry, specifically with Financial Services operations and Government contracts. Having lived in Plymouth for over 20 years, Kevin relishes working for a charity that directly helps to care for and work with older people and their carers in and around the City of Plymouth.


Head of People - Nicky Watt

Nicky Watt

Nicky Watt joined the Charity in January 2017 as Head of People. Relocating from Scotland to Plymouth she brings with her a wealth of operational, HR & business experience.

Prior to moving to Plymouth Nicky worked within the Hospitality industry in Scotland, carrying out senior HR and regional roles, she also gained senior HR experience in the commercial sector in businesses located in Liverpool, London and Canada.

Relocating to Plymouth with her husband and family Nicky takes an active role within the royal naval community and has established great friendships and networks across the city. Nicky trained in counselling and previously volunteered with Plymouth Mind which helped her to settle into the beautiful City of Plymouth.

Nicky is excited to be working for Age UK Plymouth and thoroughly enjoys utilising her skills and knowledge to improve the working lives of both the staff and volunteers.

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