Who we are

United for All Ages is Denise Burke and Stephen Burke

Denise Burke has more than thirty years experience as a leader in the public sector, who is adept at working across voluntary and private sectors. This includes:

  • CEO of smallsteps, the largest childcare compnay in the Netherlands
  • consultant in integrated and extended services
  • senior management in early years, youth services and childcare
  • strategic change management, reorganisation, restructuring and policy development
  • commissioner and manager of services
  • operational management experience of complex programmes from development through to implementation and evaluation
  • tax inspector, chair of school governors and pioneer in local services

Her achievements include:

  • initiating the first intergenerational centre for all ages
  • leading the development of national child poverty programmes including the Childcare Affordability Programme
  • acting as spokesperson and ambassador in London and nationally to ensure the high profile of early years and childcare services
  • winning prestigious sector recognition awards
  • chairing BBC Children in Need, London and SE Region
  • chair of governors, two primary schools and a children's centre

Stephen Burke has thirty years experience in leadership in the third and public sectors. This includes:

  • chief executive of national charities, Counsel and Care and Daycare Trust
  • senior management experience and PR, fundraising and editing in a range of national organisations
  • leader of and cabinet member at Hammersmith & Fulham council with twelve years as a councillor
  • non-executive director and vice-chair of Hammersmith & Fulham primary care trust
  • lay member of the governing body of North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group
  • board member of ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations), co-chair of Grandparents Plus and trustee/chair of a host of national and local charities
  • Chair of Foundations Independent Living Trust and Norfolk Family Mediation Service
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Arts and Institute of Public Relations

His achievements include:

  • getting eldercare high up the public and policy agenda
  • raising the profile of and building the advice service of Counsel and Care
  • leading the campaign for universal children's centres and securing substantial public investment in childcare
  • leading major change in local services
  • influencing policy from crime prevention and volunteering to care
  • chairing and leading a range of voluntary sector organisations
  • being recognised in national PR awards
  • founding initiatives ranging from the Campaign to End Loneliness, www.downsizingdirect.com and FirstStop Advice to www.goodcareguide.co.uk and Older People in the Media awards

 Together Denise and Stephen are United for All Ages

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