Sarah Rochira, Older People's Commissioner for Wales
Sarah took up post as the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales following over 25 years working in the public and third sectors in Wales.
During her career she has worked within a wide range of NHS organisations across Wales, with specific responsibilities for the quality of clinical services, health improvement, equality and diversity. Sarah has worked extensively with and for older people. She was director of RNIB Cymru from 2008-12 and has also been an active campaigner for changes to UK and Welsh Government policy and priorities.
Prior to becoming Commissioner, Sarah chaired Age Alliance Wales, an alliance of 20 voluntary organisations committed to working together to improve the lives of older people.
As Older People’s Commissioner, Sarah works to ensure that older people have a voice that is heard, that they have choice and control, that they don’t feel isolated or discriminated against and that they receive the support and services they need to lead lives that have value, meaning and purpose.
As Commissioner, Sarah has also established and Chairs the Ageing Well in Wales Programme, a collaborative partnership of national public and third sector bodies and organisations, working together to improve the wellbeing of people aged 50 and over across Wales.