CEO Phoenix Group, Government Business Champion for Older Workers
We need to ensure that our employment policies and workplace cultures are truly age inclusive – enabling people of all ages to work when and how they want and supporting them to thrive in their careers.
Collectively, we need to create more age-inclusive workplaces, so that workers of all ages can thrive, and older workers can stay economically active until they decide when it is right for them to retire.
I am really excited to become an Age Irrelevance Ambassador. Still in my 40's, I see myself as a bridge between generations while looking forward to applying my over 4 decades of experience to create a future where my age becomes irrelevant as I grow older.
It’s less than a generation since it was regarded as perfectly acceptable – in fact desirable – to remove someone from work they did well, they enjoyed and which made a contribution to society, at an arbitrary age.
Building public and private sector collaboration to reimagine ageing and the ‘spectrum of retirement’ is vital in supporting people to remain fit, healthy, active, and interactive plus, and importantly, independent.