David Sinclair

Director, International Longevity Centre

David has worked in policy and research on ageing and demographic change for 20 years. He holds honorary positions at UCL and Newcastle University

David has presented on longevity and demographic change across the world (from Seoul to Singapore and Sydney to Stormont). David won the Pensions-Net-Work Award for “The most informative speaker 2006-2016”. He is frequently quoted on ageing issues in the national media.

David has a particular interest in older consumers, active ageing, financial services, adult vaccination, and the role of technology in an ageing society. He has a strong knowledge of UK and global ageing society issues, from healthcare to pensions and from housing to transport. He has published reports on a range of topics from transport to technology and health to consumption.

He has worked as an “expert” for the pan-European Age Platform for 15 years. David the former Vice-Chair of the Government’s Consumer Expert Group for Digital Switchover. For ten years he chaired a London based charity (Open Age) which enables older people to sustain their physical and mental fitness, maintain active lifestyles and develop new and stimulating interests.

Prior to joining the ILC, David worked as Head of Policy at Help the Aged where he led a team of 8 policy advisors. David has also worked for environmental and disability organisations in policy and public affairs functions. His other experience includes working as a VSO volunteer in Romania, in Parliament for a Member of Parliament, and with backbench committees.

David is a retired football referee, is married, and has a 13 year old son. He runs (slowly) and cycles (a little quicker) and once scored a penalty against Peter Shilton.

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