Dear Editor,

Cymru Older People’s Alliance (COPA) is a small national registered charity run by older people for older people in Wales. We want to make sure that older people are listened to, and their opinions acted on in everything that affects them.

COPA wants to recruit a new chair to lead the Board of Trustees from across Wales. The Board of Trustees guides the direction of COPA as it develops and implements an agenda to forge a more impactful voice for older people, working closely with 50+ Forums in local authority areas.

We are looking for a new chair with the knowledge, experience, and skills of a leading role in a charity or business or community organisation.

We are keen to attract individuals who would improve the diversity of our board. You do not need to be an older person to apply.

COPA would like to invite any individuals who may be interested in becoming chair of our board to contact us.

This is an opportunity for some of your readers to directly influence and contribute to the work of a charity that is making a difference to the lives of older people across Wales. There is no payment for being a chair, but COPA will cover expenses. A recruitment pack is available.

For more information about Cymru Older People’s Alliance and about how to apply, readers can send an email to

Please contact us as soon as possible as the deadline for receipt of applications is 15 November 2023.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Milsom, chair, Cymru Older People’s Alliance