Independent Age appoints new chief executive

Deborah Alsina, new chief executive of Independent Age

Older people’s charity Independent Age has appointed Deborah Alsina as its new chief executive.

Alsina has been chief executive of Bowel Cancer UK for ten years and will join Independent Age in October 2019. She will be taking over from former chief executive Janet Morrison who stepped down from the role in January.

Commenting on her appointment, Alsina said: ‘Personally, I have a strong commitment to tackling ageism within our society and to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to live a happy, independent and fulfilling older life.’

‘I look forward to working with the charity’s staff, volunteers and supporters but also with older people themselves to ensure that the charity always has them firmly at its core and is delivering the greatest impact with and for them. It is an exciting challenge and one I am definitely ready to embrace,’ Alsina continued.

Justine Frain, Independent Age chair, said: ‘Deborah is already very highly-respected in the sector and has a keen understanding of the issues affecting older people. Deborah will be a passionate advocate for older people and lead Independent Age through its next exciting period.’