Keynote Speakers

Jiří Horecký - President of European Ageing Network Dinner Speak

Dr Kate Hamblin - Co-Investigator, Sustainable Care Research Fellow, Circle

Sally Warren - Director of Policy, The King's Fund

Clive Gilbert - Policy Manager, Assistive and Accessible Technology, Policy Connect


Andrew Johnston - Veteran

Panel Chair
Andrew spent 20 years in the Coldstream Guards before being discharged for medical reasons in 1996, having contracted Multiple Sclerosis. During his career he served in the UK, Germany and trained in Cyprus and Canada. He spent 2 years as an equerry to the Queen and worked on the Plans and Programme staff in the Ministry of Defence during Options for Change, a major change programme after which he was awarded the MBE. Since then, he has been an independent consultant working with clients in defence, health and business management.

Richard Amos

National Co-production Advisory Group (NGAG), Think Local Act Personal (TLAP)

Chris Maddocks

Ambassador, Alzheimer’s Society, The Lewy Body Society, and the National Activity Providers Association
Chris is a retired Police Officer. In 2016, at the age of 60 Chris was diagnosed with early onset Vascular dementia and since then have also been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and Lewy Body dementia.  She wanted to make a difference following her diagnosis and now describe herself as a dementia activist, giving talks and lectures to a variety of audiences to educate others about the realities of living with the condition.  Currently Chris sits on the Steering Group for the 3 Nations Dementia Working Group and am an Ambassador for a number of charities including Alzheimer’s Society, The Lewy Body Society, and the National Activity Providers Association. 

Workshop Leaders

Anne-Marie Perry - Managing Director, Care Matched

Gavin Edwards, Senior National Officer for Social Care, UNISON

Natasha Curry - Senior Fellow, Nuffield Trust

John Wearing - Partner, Anthony Collins Solicitors

Adam Winterton - Client Services Director, Dawson Walker

Amanda Marques - Business Solutions Director, Cohesion Recruitment

Dave Beesley - Talent Director, Cohesion Recruitment