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Our board

Age Sector Platform is managed by a board of older people, elected from the membership. The board meets on a quarterly basis.

Ivan Baxter
Ivan Baxter
Chairperson
Ivan Baxter
Ivan Baxter
Chairperson

Group you represent
Belfast East Seniors Forum

Year you became involved in Age Sector Platform
2008

Before retiring, what was your job?
Civil Servant

What do you like doing in your leisure time?
Walking and hill walking with Civil Service Ramblers, running and going to Queen’s Film Theatre
Nixon Armstrong
Nixon Armstrong
Vice-Chairperson
Nixon Armstrong
Nixon Armstrong
Vice-Chairperson

Group you represent
NIPSA Retired Members Association

Year you became involved in Age Sector Platform
2008

Before retiring, what was your job?
Civil Servant

What do you like doing in your leisure time?
Playing bowls
Charlie Simmons
Charlie Simmons
Treasurer
Charlie Simmons
Charlie Simmons
Treasurer

Group you represent
GMB Retired Members

Year you became involved in Age Sector Platform
2012

Before retiring, what was your job?
Welder at Harland & Wolff

What do you like doing in your leisure time?
Playing bowls & going on holiday
Brenda Irvine
Brenda Irvine
Secretary
Brenda Irvine
Brenda Irvine
Secretary

Group you represent
Unite Retired Members

Year you became involved in Age Sector Platform
2009

Before retiring, what was your job?
I worked in Contract Catering as a Cook/Manager

What do you like doing in your leisure time?
I enjoy travelling, reading and looking after my grandsons
Tony Damoglou
Tony Damoglou
Tony Damoglou
Tony Damoglou


Group you represent
Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance (CSPA)

Year you became involved in Age Sector Platform
2008

Before retiring, what was your job?
Principal Scientific Officer for Department of Agriculture

What do you like doing in your leisure time?
House restoration
Martin Gallagher
Martin Gallagher
Martin Gallagher
Martin Gallagher


Group you represent
UNISON Retired Members

Year you became involved in Age Sector Platform
2013

Before retiring, what was your job?
I was a Senior State Enrolled Nurse

What do you like doing in your leisure time?
I enjoy fishing, walking and cooking; and also do charity work. I also enjoy spending quality time with my wife and son
Anil Gautam
Anil Gautam
Anil Gautam
Anil Gautam


Group you represent
Indian Community Centre 50+ Club

Year you became involved in Age Sector Platform
2009

Before retiring, what was your job?
Draper

What do you like doing in your leisure time?
Playing golf, walking and seaming
Margaret Galloway
Margaret Galloway
Margaret Galloway
Margaret Galloway


Group you represent
ICTU Retired Workers Committee (NI)

Year you became involved in Age Sector Platform
2008

Before retiring, what was your job?
Worked for Inland Revenue

What do you like doing in your leisure time?
With the little spare time I have, I enjoy sewing
Francis Hughes
Francis Hughes
Francis Hughes
Francis Hughes


Group you represent
ICTU Retired Workers

Year you became involved in Age Sector Platform
2008

Before retiring, what was your job?
Civil Servant

What do you like doing in your leisure time?
Gardening and looking after the grandchildren
John Martin
John Martin
John Martin
John Martin


Group you represent
CWU Retired Members

Year you became involved in Age Sector Platform
2008

Before retiring, what was your job?
I worked as a postman driver (Enniskillen Sorting Office) for 26 years

What do you like doing in your leisure time?
I enjoy trout angling (fly) all over the island of Ireland
Caroline McKeown
Caroline McKeown
Caroline McKeown
Caroline McKeown


Group you represent
Mid & East Antrim Agewell Partnership (MEAAP)

Year you became involved in Age Sector Platform
2012

Before retiring, what was your job?
I worked in the care sector all my working life - twenty years as a nurse with the remaing years in the health and social sector

What do you like doing in your leisure time?
I enjoy reading and I follow current affairs
Victor Murphy
Victor Murphy
Victor Murphy
Victor Murphy


Group you represent
Unison Retired Members

Year you became involved in Age Sector Platform
2009

Before retiring, what was your job?
Union convenor at Belfast City Hospital

What do you like doing in your leisure time?
Playing outdoor bowls and looking after the grandchildren
Hugh Rafferty
Hugh Rafferty
Hugh Rafferty
Hugh Rafferty


Group you represent
National Pensioners' Convention (NI)

Year you became involved in Age Sector Platform
2008

Before retiring, what was your job?
Coach builder for Translink

What do you like doing in your leisure time?
Volunteer with St Vincent de Paul, reading, walking and watching gaelic & soccer on the TV
Anne Watson
Anne Watson
Anne Watson
Anne Watson


Group you represent
Newtownabbey Senior Citizens’ Forum

Year you became involved in Age Sector Platform
2008

Before retiring, what was your job?
I worked for a solicitor for 17 years. I then moved to NI Co-ownership Housing where I worked in the Finance Section

What do you like doing in your leisure time?
Playing indoor bowls twice a week, gardening and getting involved with different groups in the Church