Chris Walsh BA, MCIM is himself both a babyboomer older worker and pensioner. Chris has for over 20 years, been active in the age movement, helping older people gain employment and overcome poverty, while fighting ageism and promoting the benefits of older workers and age diversity to employers, the media and government decision makers.
Peter Murphy is currently a Director of Wise Age, and trains older job seekers and employers. Peter has worked with Wise Age and its predecessor for fourteen years and managed successful projects such as Age Works, in partnership with ACAS among others. He has represented Wise Age at conferences and events in France, Poland, Belgium, Italy and the Czech Republic.
Gloria is an experienced educator, trainer and advocate who has worked with children, young people, parents, schools, colleges, governors, councillors, policy makers, statutory and voluntary sector organisations and diverse communities on a local, national and global basis.
My name is Anna Stapleton, I am an Accredited Master Coach for the International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring (IAPC&M), an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner and published author. My HR experience within a corporate environment and the Acute Care Services of the Mental Health Sector motivates me to passionately promote Mental and Emotional Wellbeing.
Tim Whitaker is a consultant specialising in communications and public affairs working on various social and public policy issues across health and other public services. His interests include promoting consumer issues; public engagement; and service change involving end users. He’s also actively involved in employment issues particularly employment markets for older people, promoting age friendly workplaces and combatting age discrimination in employment.
Barbara is an experienced and qualified HR graduate whose expertise includes Recruitment and Selection, dealing with grievance and disciplinary coaching, and supporting Line Managers. She also possess in-depth knowledge and experience within Welfare to Work; this includes: working with over 50’s, ESA, and NEETS claimants, devising ways to overcome their barriers in order to secure sustainable employment on their behalf.
I am passionate and motivated in Information, Advice and Guidance. I have worked in this field for most of my career. Specialised in IAG and employment where I have supported and coached clients into employment and training. I have worked in the FE sector, government funded employment projects, Mind, Drugs and Alcohol service for London. I am currently working for the NHS primary care. I am both an Advice & Guidance practitioner and qualified counsellor / therapist. My worked involved working with mental health clients where I have supported them to overcome barriers. My qualification includes: NVQ level 3 and 4 in Advice and Guidance, Job Brokerage level 3, Diploma in Counselling (BACP).
Our Past Trustees and Tributes
We would like to pay tribute to Jane Shenton, who was a Director and Trustee of Wise Age.
Jane joined the board two years ago. She was a very active member of the board, contributing significantly to fundraising and bid-writing activities, always searching for new opportunities, and contributing to grant applications, which she always meticulously proofread before they were sent. She also led our drive to have a complete set of policies that complied with the requirements of the Charity Commission when we became a registered charity.
Jane had previously had a very distinguished career in the non-profit sector, with particular expertise in matters of governance and risk management. She was previously the Deputy Executive Director at Médecins sans Frontières UK and came to Wise Age with over 25 years experience at senior management level in the humanitarian sector both overseas and in headquarters.
Jane will be missed by all at Wise Age who worked with her, and we would like to extend our condolences to her family and friends.
We would like to pay tribute to Donald Weighton, who was one of our founder trustees.
Wise Age is very sorry to report that one of our founder trustees Donald Weighton has sadly died.
He will be greatly missed. He was responsible for successfully applying for charitable status and used his many skills to help us progress as an older person’s charity.
Donald will be missed by all at Wise Age who worked with him, and we would like to extend our condolences to her family and friends.