Meet our team

As an equal-opportunities employer, Age Partnership is committed to developing a safe, professional and fun place to work, where mutual respect and consideration are the norm. Our management team are all very passionate about our business, the people we work with and the customers we help.

  • Andrew Thirkill
    Founder and Chairman
    Andrew Thirkill

    Andrew recognised the increasing importance of equity release in retirement planning back in 2003, establishing Age Partnership in 2004 and obtaining FCA permissions to trade in 2005. With no financial service background or experience to fall back on, this was not an easy journey.

    Andrew is extremely passionate and active within the business and drives our strategy and growth and insists our customers are treated respectfully and fairly, something which is a core DNA of the company’s culture.

  • Jonathan Thirkill
    Managing Director (Subject to regulatory approval)
    Jonathon Thirkill

    Jonathan was put forward for the position of Managing Director of Age Partnership in 2023, with a clear drive to take the business to new heights with his steadfast commitment to delivering exceptional customer outcomes.

    Joining Age Partnership in 2010 as a Web Developer, Jonathan has been a vital force behind the growth and success of Age Partnership. Once approved, Jonathan aims to use his vision, leadership, and commitment to excellence set the company on a trajectory for growth and innovation.

    Jonathan’s passion for marrying technology with exceptional customer⁠-⁠first service isn’t just restricted to Age Partnership. In 2019, he extended his expertise, founding Advise Wise, aimed at equipping independent financial advisers with bleeding edge tools to help them focus on what really matters: Giving great advice.

    “I’m honoured to be leading a company that makes such a difference to its customers lives, and I’m excited to drive us forward on our quest to deliver exceptional customer outcomes. At the heart of every decision we make and every strategy we employ, the focus is unwaveringly on our customers and colleagues. Their needs, aspirations, and trust shape our world⁠-⁠class service and is the basis for our vision of the future.”

  • Simon Warhurst
    Chief Operating Officer

    Simon joined Age Partnership in 2006, and has been the driving force behind our market⁠-⁠leading systems and IT infrastructure almost since the company’s inception.

    Prior to joining Age Partnership, Simon previously worked as Head of IT at private healthcare provider, Ultralase.

    Simon became Chief Operating Officer in 2020 and prior to taking up the role of COO, he held the position of Operations Director.

    “Striving to delight our customers is a key area of focus for our business and our colleagues, both in terms of the value of the products that we offer and in the way that we deliver our service. Listening to customers and acting on feedback that we receive is embedded in the culture of Age Partnership and allows us to continually improve the service that we offer.”

  • Martin Bellamy
    Chief Financial Officer
    Martin Bellamy

    Martin joined Age Partnership in 2021 with a wealth of experience in FCA regulated businesses.

    Martin has held positions in companies such as PWC, RBS, Singer & Friedlander and UK Wealth Management Group including Ashcourt Rowan & Towry, and most recently held the position of CFO for Emovis; the global technology business working with customers such as the Dartford Crossing and Mersey Gateway Crossing through the provision of barrier free electronic tolling.

    “I’m delighted to be joining Age Partnership as the Chief Finance Officer. Age has a strong reputation for customer delivery and satisfaction with a market leading position in the growing retirement mortgage sector. I’m looking forward to working with the team to help take the business forward and make the most of the significant opportunities that lie ahead.”

  • David Wing
    Risk and Compliance Director
    David Wing

    David’s position as Risk and Compliance Director sees him take the lead in the continuing development of the company’s governance structures, policies and procedures. He was previously Head of Risk and Governance and is a well⁠-⁠known figure across the finance industry.

    “I’m extremely passionate about making sure we do the right thing for our customers. Having worked in FSA/FCA regulated business for over 17 years, I can provide a consistent focus on conduct risk at the highest level of management. With the ultimate aim to, not only make continuing improvements, but to also drive up standards across the sector by setting a positive example.”