The BAB programme is overseen by the Programme Board, made up of partner organisations and local older people.


BAB Board Members


The Programme Board provides leadership to the Bristol Ageing Better programme, and supports the partnership approving key decisions such as the Vision and Strategy, the Programme Plan, commissioning arrangements and recruitment. The Board also agrees the annual plans and budgets for the programme, maximising value for money and working within Big Lottery Fund guidelines and agreements.

Members of the board act as Champions and Connectors for the programme, and share best practice both from and about the project and their own experience working with older people.  

Current members of the BAB Programme Board


Alan Carpenter (Chair)
Chair, Age UK Bristol

Judith Brown (Deputy Chair)
Chair, Bristol Older People’s Forum

Brian Richards
Older People’s Partnership Board

Kay Libby
Strategic Planning Manager,  Bristol City Council

Keith Sinclair
Chief Executive, Carers Support Centre

Mark Baker
Chief Executive, Age UK Bristol

Mirella Brittan
Chair, CRUSE Bereavement Care

Bob Maggs
Regional Coordinator, RSVP West

Steve Davies
Cluster Manager, Bristol CCG

Zehra Haq
Dhek Bhal Elders

Mandie Lewis
Carers Representative

David Cottam
Operations Manager, St Monica Trust

Gloria Morris
Bristol Older People’s Forum


The BAB Programme Board is supported by three subgroups:

  • Implementation
  • Communications
  • Evaluation & Evidence
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