Age Cymru, the national charity for older people in Wales, has appointed Victoria Lloyd as its new chief executive.
Victoria, who lives in Monmouthshire with her husband and two children, was previously director of policy and programmes at the charity before taking up the role of interim chief executive for the last six months.
Speaking about her appointment, Victoria said: “I feel privileged to be able to take on this role. Age Cymru is a fantastic organisation and I’m looking forward to continuing to work with the talented and committed team of staff, trustees and volunteers here as we work to drive positive change for older people in Wales.
“There have been big leaps forward for older people in the last twenty years, but there is a huge amount to do to overcome the ageism that continues to permeate our society and to ensure that older people have the income, care and support they need in later life.”
Welcoming Victoria’s appointment, the charity’s chair of trustees, Keith Jones, said: “With an ageing population in Wales there are many challenges and opportunities facing older people so I am delighted that we have someone with Victoria’s skills, experiences and expertise at the helm.
Victoria is well respected by civil servants and older people’s representatives throughout Wales and so I very much look forward to working with her to help deliver an age friendly Wales.