The Secretariat for the APPG is provided by Longevity International, a social enterprise bringing together start-ups, industry, academic and governmental stakeholders under one umbrella to provide a unified voice and coordinating vehicle for positive discourse and change to ensure the ‘longevity dividend’ is accessible to everyone. We aim to:

  • maximise the health and wealth of the nation by promoting innovations in healthcare and preventive health to decrease the financial burden imposed on the UK by its ageing population

  • provide an effective platform for dialogue between industry stakeholders, with greater emphasis on preventive health and financial reform, to change the deficit model of the ‘Ageing Society’ to an asset model around ‘Healthy Longevity’

  • maximise the tangible societal benefits of a heathier nation, with health as the greatest national asset

  • stimulate dialogue between industry, academia and non-profits to help nurture a community which is the longevity equivalent of the AI and FinTech industries’ “London-Oxford-Cambridge Triangle”

  • connect the increasing number of longevity investors, policy-makers, Age Tech hubs and Digital Health accelerators

APPG Team

The APPG is managed day-to-day by the following members:

 
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Tina Woods

APPG Secretariat Director, CEO & Co-Founder, Longevity International

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Susan Flory

APPG Head of Communications

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Marcos Vega-Hazas

APPG Secretariat Manager

 

Partnership Development

International development and industry collaborations are managed by the following members:

 
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Eric Kihlstrom

Head of Industry Collaboration, Longevity International

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Dmitry Kaminskiy

Co-Founder, Longevity International, Head of International Development

5-year goals

Our long term ambition is as follows:

  • Develop and implement a National Strategy for Healthy Longevity in the UK working with the APPG for Longevity, providing evidence and recommendations on the development and distribution of the ‘longevity dividend’ for society;

  • Act as the coordinating hub for international development and distribution of the ‘longevity dividend’, encompassing Asia, Africa, North & South America, Middle East and Europe (including Israel);

  • Become the leading global hub for entrepreneurship, scientific and knowledge exchange and policy development to democratise access to the ‘longevity dividend’ worldwide- addressing scientific research, health technology, social impact of ageing (including workforce) and professional education & lifelong learning arising from the’ 100-year life’.

Geographic Focus

Our first geographic focus is the United Kingdom. The UK is a global leader in life sciences, financial services, and technology and the UK Government has made substantial economic and policy commitments in the area of healthy ageing.  The UK Industrial Strategy is focussing on the Ageing Society as one of its Four Grand Challenges, intersecting with the other three in Artificial Intelligence, Clean Growth and Mobility, to drive Britain’s technological leadership on the global stage post-Brexit.  In order to harness the benefits of longevity, a positive narrative and a bold vision is needed to excite the business community, convince policy makers and convert hearts and minds in the wider public to leverage the opportunities of a longer life and maximise the health and wealth of the nation.