Judy Walker – Chief Executive Officer
Judy joined Age Concern Hampshire in February 2017. She comes to us from the Stroke Association where she was the Director of Services for the South of England for eight years. Before then, Judy was Executive Director for Advice at national Citizens Advice. Judy is no stranger to the Age Concern world, having worked for both Age Concern England and Age Concern Wandsworth.
Judy is based in Age Concern Hampshire’s Winchester HQ and has visited all of our services and has seen the impact they have, and has begun to meet colleagues and partners from other organisations across the county.
Yvette Christian – Deputy CEO and Services Director
Yvette has spent her career innovating and delivering services for older people.
Following over nine years in project and senior management posts at Age Concern Redbridge, she was seconded to the Department of Health where she managed a development programme for older people’s services.
Yvette has worked for Age Concern Hampshire for a total of ten years, joining the charity in 2003 as Assistant Director of Community Services and then taking a career break to move to Germany with the army. She returned to Age Concern Hampshire in 2009.
Yvette is married to Mark, a retired army padre, who now is a chaplain at Naomi House and Jack's Place. Between them, they have four grown-up children. She enjoys choral singing and spending time with her grandchildren.
Kym Devine – Head of Services, South Hampshire
Kym joined Age Concern Hampshire in 2005, initially as a Wellbeing Day Care Centre Manager in Havant before taking on the role of Area Manager for South Hampshire in 2012. Kym worked for Woking Borough Council and Age Concern Herefordshire & Worcestershire before moving to Hampshire and is passionate about developing innovative, quality day opportunities for older people and services for people with dementia and their carers’. Her current role encompasses South and West Hampshire day services, the Counselling Service and the Green Care project. Kym is a qualified person centred counsellor and dementia trainer. She is married with one daughter and enjoys walking and art in her free time.
Beverley Jones - Head of Services, North Hampshire
Beverley began working in the voluntary sector in 1998 when she joined the national charity Victim Support in Basingstoke, providing volunteer support and help for victims of crime and witnesses. In 2004 she was asked to join the team at Age Concern Basingstoke to manage & develop the Community Services. Age Concern Basingstoke merged with Age Concern Hampshire in 2005. In 2012, Bev was delighted to become Area Manager for North Hampshire, this role now encompasses North Hampshire Day Care Services, Basingstoke Services, Foot Care and Fundraising.
Beverley has lived in Basingstoke since 1991 and is married to Terry who is now retired. She has two children and enjoys meeting up with friends, going to the theatre & organising and participating in charity quizzes & events.