National Director - Louise Ansari

Louise Ansari joined as our National Director in February 2022. Prior to this, Louise was Director of Communications and Influencing at the Centre for Ageing Better, and has a strong background in communications and engagement. Louise’s roles span across local and national government, health bodies and charities including social policy and local services. She is passionate about ensuring the public voice makes a difference in shaping health and care services.

Contact Josephine Buckle - Personal Assistant to National Director and Chair

Chris McCann - Director of Communications, Campaigns and Insight

Network Development Team

Gavin Macgregor - Head of Network Development 

Jenny Clark - Deputy Head of Engagement and Sustainability

Alvin Kinch - Volunteering and Regional Network (London) Manager

Olly Grice - Collaboration and Regional Network (South) Manager

Jon Turner - Impact and Regional Network (North West) Manager

Chris Gorman - Campaigns and Regional (Central) Manager

Delana Lawson - Quality Assurance & Regional (North East) Manager

Hollie Pope - Programme Events Manager

Marianne Patterson - Learning and Development Manager

Princess Menkiti-Udom - Training, Events and Network Administrator

Judge Msimbe - Training, Events and Network Administrator


Want to contact the team? Get in touch by emailing

Benedict Knox - Head of Communications

Sarah Osment - Communications Manager (on maternity leave)

Tima Moledina - Communications Manager

Anna Galandzij, Media Manager

Flora Deshmukh - Digital Communications Manager

Debbie James - Digital Communications Officer

Flora Shadbolt - Content Communications Officer

Timothy Cohen - Campaigns Officer

Policy, Public Affairs and Research and Insight

Want to contact the team? Get in touch by emailing or 

Jacob Lant - Head of Policy, Public Affairs and Research and Insight

Bren McGowan - Senior Policy Advisor

Urte Macikene -  Policy and External Affairs Manager

Paul Callaghan - Senior Policy Analyst

Rebecca Moore - Senior Policy Analyst

Shueb Ansar - Public Affairs Officer

Sue Edwards - Research and Insight Manager

Amrita Bose - Senior Research Analyst

Gillian Monk - Senior Research Analyst

Will Howard - Senior Research Analyst

Lily Groom - Research and Insight Coordinator

Lily Bishop - Research and Insight Coordinator


Matt Sanders - Digital Systems Development Manager

Michael Samuel - CRM Lead

Dan Clarkson - Digital Lead 


Sandra Abraham - Interim Head of Operations 

Josephine Buckle - EPA to National Director and Chair

Carmen Fuertes-Riestra - Business Support Co-ordinator

Felicia Hodge - Committee Administrator