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Lorraine Fitzsimons, Deputy CEO, Age Action

Lorraine Fitzsimons is Acting Chief Executive of Age Action. Alongside former Chief Executive Robin Webster, she started out as a volunteer in establishing Age Action in 1992.

She has a BA Hons Degree through the Open University. She has wide experience in administration and finance, community development, HR, project development and strategic planning.

Lorraine has served on numerous Boards and Committees representing the interests of older people. For the past 20 years her main interests have been ageing and older people with particular interest in the most disadvantaged.


Justin Moran, Head of Advocacy and Communications, Age Action

After graduating from Dublin City University, Justin worked for Sinn Féin in a variety of national policy and advocacy roles, including as head of the party’s Leinster House Press Office.

Leaving in 2007, he worked briefly with the European Anti-Poverty Network and then joined Amnesty International Ireland where he ran the communications team for the next six and a half years. Before joining Age Action, he worked with EirGrid, the national transmission system operator, on one of the country’s largest infrastructure projects.

Justin has a Degree in Journalism and a Masters Degree in International Relations. 

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