Chris Walsh, Chair
Chris is Chief Executive of Wise Age Ltd- the specialist age and employment voluntary agency. He has been a leading age expert, activist and active social entrepreneur helping older working age people for over 20 years.
He is also the elected Chair of Positive Ageing in London – the Age Forum for London – and is a trustee on EngAgeNet board – the national age forum.
In addition he is elected Chair of Age Platform Europe (UK section) which is the largest over 50s lobbying, research and campaigning organisation in the EU with over 120 members representing over 100 million over 50s across the EU.
As the Director of Wise Owls – the predecessor to Wise Age and the first and leading Employment and Age voluntary organisation – he was responsible for carrying out FoI research into ageism in Public Sector employment practice, several cross London research projects into Employer Attitudes towards older workers.
He has been in the forefront of research, campaigns and practical support programmes around the benefits of and issues facing older working people ( 50+) for 2o years and has helped shape DWP policy towards the 50+, has supported over 400 start ups, 1100 SMEs to maintain sustainability and helped thousands of unemployed 50+ back into employment and self employment. He has led best practice networks across Europe in Age and Employment related matters and has helped develop promotional campaigns which emphasise the benefits of age diversity in work as well as highlighting the benefits older workers bring while confronting ageist employer myths. His background has been as a senior marketing director in the public, private and voluntary sectors plus lectured in post graduate marketing and not for profit marketing in a number of Universities.
Elena Muncey, Administrator
Having recently joined Positive Ageing as an administrator. After spending many years in Europe I speak several languages and love meeting people from other cultures.
“I’m looking forward to bringing my previous skills and experience with other non-profit organisations, including event management, fundraising and editing, to benefit older people in London.”
Councillor Pat Harrison, Secretary
Pat is an active councillor on the London Borough of Brent Council and has been active in a wide variety of age and social related issues.
Milo Crummie, Treasurer
Milo has recently retired from full-time Academia where he was a Principal Lecturer in Business and Management as well as being the Head of Management Department in the Business School at London Southbank University. He continues to be an external examiner at several UK universities as well as doing occasional lectures. His academic specialism was Strategic Management in both the Public and Private sectors and mainly taught on MBA and MPA programmes at LSBU as well as being a guest lecturer at a number of overseas universities. Prior to becoming a full-time academic, he also worked as the Education Officer for the British Refugee Council and the World University Service and also worked closely with the then Greater London Council Ethnic Minorities Unit. He now devotes his time to a range of voluntary activities including working to promote the needs of older Londoners and being PAiL Treasurer.