Patrick Thomson

SpecialitySenior Programme Manager , Work, Centre for Ageing Better
Patrick leads the Centre for Ageing Better’s age-friendly employment programme. Patrick works closely with employers, recruiters, and intermediaries to bring about behaviour change within organisations to maximise the benefits of the ageing workforce. Patrick has experience of communications, policy, community relations and stakeholder engagement across a range of programmes for central government, major infrastructure projects, SMEs and FTSE 100 companies. As a former member of the Government Social Research Unit he commissioned and managed projects for the Department for Work and Pensions’ ageing society strategy, leading to the evidence base for the removal of the Default Retirement Age.