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Centre for Ageing Better appoints senior figures to drive forward work on later life

The Centre for Ageing Better appoints David Orr as Associate Director for Housing and Justin Newman as Director of Strategy and Partnerships.

The two new figures will support successful delivery of our strategic priorities and ambitious goals.

David Orr joins Ageing Better as Associate Director for Housing. Orr was previously the Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation, before which he was the Chief Executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and housing association Newlon Housing Trust. Orr has worked in the housing sector for thirty years, including working for homelessness charity Centrepoint.

Justin Newman joins as Director of Strategy and Partnerships having spent the last ten years in various leadership roles in Surrey, most recently in a joint post between Surrey County Council and the Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System as Director of Strategy and Devolution.

Anna Dixon, Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better, said:

“We’re delighted to welcome David and Justin to the team. Both bring with them a wealth of skills and expertise from their sectors and will give a real boost to our work.

“With the experience and expert knowledge they bring, David and Justin will play a vital role in our mission to give everyone a good later life by transforming work, health, housing and communities.”

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