Gordon Lishman, director general of Age Concern England, said: “We are delighted to announce Michelle’s appointment to communications director.
“She has worked very hard during the past five years to raise the profile of the issues facing older people in the UK today, and has been very successful. She is a tremendous asset to Age Concern.”
Mitchell, said: “I am looking forward to a new challenge and building on the communications division’s successes. In doing so, we will be focusing on what matters most to older people, beginning with reform of care services and its funding as our immediate priority.”
Neil Churchill left to become chief executive of Asthma UK.