Jeremy Hughes, Alzheimer’s Society

Jeremy Hughes joined Alzheimer’s Society in November 2010. He is leading the charity in its five year transformational strategy ‘New Deal on Dementia’ 2017-22. Jeremy co-chairs the Dementia Friendly Communities Champions Group with top broadcaster Angela Rippon for the UK Prime Minister.

Jeremy was previously Chief Executive of Breakthrough Breast Cancer where he was instrumental in providing visionary leadership, galvanising the charity’s research platform and its authority on campaigning and policy. Before that Jeremy was Head of External Affairs at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

His career in health and social care charities includes leadership posts at the British Red Cross, Leonard Cheshire, Muscular Dystrophy and NCH Action for Children.

Jeremy was the chair of National Voices 2009-14. He is currently the Co-chair of the UK Dementia Action Alliance and chair of the Global Alzheimers and Dementias Action Alliance. He is also a member of the World Dementia Council.

Jeremy was awarded the CBE, for services to older people, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015.

Panel discussion: How do you achieve social change in the current climate?
With money tight, and the sector facing decreasing levels of public trust it can seem like an insurmountable challenge for charities to push for real social change. Our speakers will examine these concerns and discuss possible solutions.