Age Concern makes new appointments
Age Concern has appointed five new directors to its board and has also added two new executives to its management team.
The charity, which provides support to senior citizens and those approaching retirement while also advocating for the elderly, said it had named George Ratteray, Cain Kunze, Betty Dale, Michelle Jackson and Richard James to its board.
They join current members chairperson Linda Smith, treasurer Tracey Pitt secretary Tina Martin, director Heather Whalen and executive director, Claudette Fleming.
Mr Ratteray and Mr Kunze both bring business management experience from the transport and logistics sectors. Mr Ratteray is the former chief executive of GAR Transport and is now CEO of Falcon Transport, while Mr Kunze is chief executive of Bermuda Paper Company Ltd and was previously operations manager for Atlantic Caregiving Ltd.
Ms Dale spent 17 years in the regulatory industry while Ms Jackson has extensive experience in health insurance and is currently senior vice president of life and group health at BF&M Insurance.
Mr James is a former senior civil servant who spent 25 year career in various roles in the Bermuda Government, including Development Manager at the Bermuda Housing Corporation.
“These new board members bring a wealth of experience useful to Age Concern and we welcome their direction in furthering our mission to serve Bermuda’s older adults,” said Ms Linda Smith.
Age Concern has named Mercedes Pringle as programme coordinator and Callan Bassett, as business development manager.
Ms Pringle, promoted internally, started as an Age Concern volunteer in 2019 and was added to the staff team as development associate. As programme coordinator, she will have oversight and management of programme delivery systems, including client services, education and volunteer programmes.
Mr Bassett has ten years of experience in marketing and business development, including as former creative director at CB Market Solutions, marketing and sales manager at Burrows Lightbourn and membership department manager at Rosewood Tucker’s Point. He will be responsible for the management of Age Concern’s membership programme, as well as all marketing and public relations initiatives.
Dr Fleming said: “I am proud to welcome these two bright and capable professionals to our executive team. I have no doubt that their skills and hard work will allow Age Concern to further address the needs of our ageing population at a time when it is needed most.”
For further information on Age Concern, its services and how you can donate and/or volunteer, visit http://www.ageconcern.bm or call 238-7525.