We are delighted to announce that Andrew Harrop, Age UK’s Director of Policy and Public Affairs, has been appointed as the new General Secretary of the Fabian Society. This is a much deserved appointment for Andy and a reflection of his expertise and professionalism.
During his 8 years with Age UK and Age Concern England, Andy has been a hugely effective, influential and passionate advocate for older people. In particular Andy was instrumental in winning our campaign to end the Default Retirement Age. His work leading our influencing on social care led to cross party election manifestos on care fundingand the subsequent establishment of the Dilnot Commission whose findings are expected in the next few weeks.
This will be a great loss to the organisation but we look forward to building on the successful foundation that Andy has put in place. He will be with Age UK until August, taking up his new role in September. We hope you will join us in wishing him well.