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Age UK Wandsworth is an independent, local charity governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association which exists to promote the quality of life of older people in the borough of Wandsworth.

We could not fulfil our role without our Board of Trustees, who have ultimate responsibility for the charity, ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of older people for which it has been set up.

Being a trustee is an unpaid but rewarding role, allowing individuals to bring their skills, knowledge and experience to the running of the charity.

Age UK Wandsworth Board of Trustees

Jenny Alexander – Co-Chair
Jenny is a director of a private property company, a qualified chartered accountant and a treasurer of the Craft Potters Association.

"Age UK has been part of my life for most of the time since I first started as a volunteer befriender as a student. It's a charity close to my heart and I am honoured to be involved with a group of trustees who are dedicated to steering Age UK Wandsworth through sometimes troubled waters, and enabling it to provide the services older local residents require".

Lara Sonola – Co-Chair
Lara is a senior manager in the NHS, currently working as Chief of Staff in Transformation and Corporate Development at NHS England and NHS Improvement. 

"I joined Age UK Wandsworth as a trustee at the start of 2017, on moving back to Wandsworth after a number of years in other parts of London. I grew up in the borough and wanted to contribute to improving the lives of older people in this community. I’m looking forward to building on the fantastic services our organisation has delivered for more than 50 years as we look ahead to an exciting future".

Philip Francis - Treasurer

Ambra Caruso 

Peter Lloyd

Richard Smuts

Tony Tuck

Miles Unwin

Age UK Wandsworth Staff list

Natalie de Silva - Chief Executive

Charlotte Allen - Better at Home Leader

Emma Chisholm - Community and Wellbeing Leader

Anais Thede - Paid Services Lead

Shanshan Xu - Business Leader

Vivien Yalcin - Client Services Leader


Sorrel Brown - Active Chats & Walking Football coordinator

Caroline Clark - Shopping service assistant

Emily Foxen - Befriending plus coordinator

Nick Grimshaw - Handyperson service coordinator

Rukkaya Ismail - Information and Advice coordinator

Rebecca Lothian - Digipals, LGBTQ+ Chats and Independent Shopping Coordinator

Yvonne Neufville - Handyperson

Marc Roe - Be-a-friend coordinator

Bryan Savage Leao - Veterans coordinator

Anthony Simmons - Handyperson

Anais Thede - Hospital Discharge coordinator 

Catherine Waters - Shopping service coordinator