Jo O’Boyle – Director of Engagement

My career started 20 years ago in financial marketing. When working for an agency, I developed my passion for working with charities and supporting older people. This led me to join Arthritis Care where I stayed for six years before taking on my current role at Friends of the Elderly in 2008.

Being part of Friends of the Elderly is exciting; we are working in local communities and at grass roots level having a direct impact on the quality of life of some of the most vulnerable older people.

As I get older I hope that I will still be a valuable member of society and treated with dignity and respect. Of course when I dream about being 80, I visualise myself relaxing in warm climates with a cocktail in my hand.