Professor and Head of Economics at Cardiff University.
James is also Director of the Welsh Institute for Research in Economics and Development and a former President of the European Historical Economics Society. James Foreman-Peck was awarded his PhD at the London School of Economics, since when he has been Economic Adviser at H M Treasury, Professor of Economic History at the University of Hull, Visiting Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis, and Lecturer in Economic History at the University of Oxford. His books include A History of the World Economy: International Economic Relations since 1850, Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820-1990 (with R Millward) and European Industrial Policy: The Twentieth Century Experience (edited with G Federico). Among his current research interests are human capital acquisition and impact, entrepreneurship, and long run economic development.
James will be presenting the viewpoint that the younger generations suffer from financial inequity.
Communities, Local Government and Wellbeing Lead, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales
Iwan joined the Commissioner’s office in December 2013, and leads on work involving community services and facilities, scams prevention, financial inclusion/entitlements uptake for older people, and employment opportunities for older people. Iwan worked on the Commissioner’s report on ‘The Importance and Impact of Community Services in Wales’ and the ‘Effective Engagement with Local Authorities: Toolkit for Older People’ (2014), and is currently working on new Guidance to improve impact assessments and scrutiny around changes to community services. Iwan also works on legislative developments for the Commissioner, and is currently focusing on the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, the Local Government (Wales) Bill and the Public Health (Wales)
Bill. Iwan is also involved in the Ageing Well in Wales Programme, and leads on work through the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.
Prior to joining the Commissioner’s office, Iwan worked for the Welsh Local Government Association European Office in Brussels, the South West UK Brussels Office as well as CRG Research in Cardiff. Iwan studied European Union Studies at Cardiff University, and in his spare time enjoys travelling, football, running and the cinema.
Iwan will outline the monetary and other value that older people contribute to society.
Chair of Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board
Maria was formerly Senior Director of Consumer Focus Wales, a consumer watchdog, championing consumer rights in the energy market, fuel poverty, park homes and food safety. Prior to this Maria was Deputy Children`s Commissioner for Wales advocating for children rights in education, child protection, asylum and health in Wales, UK and Europe. Maria is a Solicitor specialising in public law and human rights. She has worked for local authorities in Wales as well as private practice and had her own legal practice. Maria ensured children had a voice working for the Children Society and NCH Action for children.
She was an independent children’s advocate in Children's homes and chaired Inquiries and the Standards Committee of Carmarthenshire County Council. Maria was Director of Age concern Ceredigion championing the rights of older people, she lectured in law at the Universities of Glamorgan and Birmingham. Maria is a school governor, a lay member of the Council of the University of Cardiff and a Non-Executive Director of the Millennium Stadium. She has 3 children and is a mad Evertonian!
Maria will be highlighting the contributions made by older people to health social care and wellbeing initiatives, as volunteers in treatment centers and the community.
Alan Hatton Yeo
Alan worked for 16 years as CEO of the Beth Johnson Foundation and retired in January 2014 to focus on his interest in Intergenerational work and Age-Friendly Communities. He has an international reputation for his work in the fields of Intergenerational Practice and Ageing and has written extensively. His current roles include:
o Strategic Development Manager for Volunteering Matters Wales
o Member National Partnership Forum for Older People for Wales
o Chair and expert lead of the Age-Friendly Communities network Wales.
o Honorary Research Fellow University of Keele
o Associate Editor Journal for Intergenerational Relationships
o Chair Generations Working Together Scotland
o Chair International Consortium for Intergenerational Programmes.
In 2012 he was awarded Doctor of University by the University of Keele in recognition of his contribution and leadership in the field of ageing and an MBE for his contribution to the development of intergenerational practice.
Alan will be asking what is the social legacy that older people are leaving for the future, and isn’t it time they took some responsibility for the world they have helped to create?