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Johnny Timpson OBE

Chair, Advocate, Financial Inclusion


40 years experience of insurance and banking sector. Non-Executive Chair of specialist military insurance brokerage Absolute Military and a Financial Inclusion Commissioner and member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel, the Prime Ministers Champion Group, the BIBA Access To Insurance Committee, the Building Resilient Households Group, and a founder of GAIN - the Group for Autism, Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity. 


Johnny is an ambassador for the Surviving Economic Abuse Charity, the GriefChat bereavement counselling service and the Invictus Games Scotland 2027 Bid. He currently has advisory roles with the Vocational Rehabilitation Association UK,  University of Edinburgh Business School Supporting Healthy Ageing In the Workplace Programme, University of Bristol Financial Wellbeing of Disabled People Project, the International Longevity Centre, the Protection Distributors Group, and a RSA Fellow.


Johnny is a former Cabinet Office Disability and Access Ambassador for the Insurance, Investment  and Banking sectors.


Some thoughts on our age irrelevance provocation … These inspired by Sally when I met her when working with the International Longevity Centre, 'Living Well With Dementia Programme'.

I’ve long held that we should reimagine ageing and the ‘spectrum of retirement’, support people to remain fit, healthy, active, and interactive plus, and importantly, independent. I welcome our NHS embracing prevention, rehabilitation and social prescribing, and I’m particularly interested in the role that it can in building public and private sector collaboration to aid improve healthy ageing, and in particular physical, mental, social, and financial health, and well-being – It is for these reasons that I support the age irrelevance provocation and changemaker network.

People are living longer, changing and acquiring associated health conditions and disabilities, our shared new norm is that one in three workers in the UK are aged 50+ and we have a growing later life workplace participation gap at the very time our economy requires experience to develop and deliver competitive edge. We are not unaware of these changes, years of government, academic and financial services industry discussion together with shared insight re the significant demographic change coming towards us, in large part we admired the approaching societal challenge wave rather than preparing for it to break over us. We know the impact of longevity and yet services workplaces, and society seem unprepared.



Johnny Timpson OBE
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