Our people

Meet the people who make Age Partnership

Introducing our people

Spread across the UK and with a head office in Leeds, West Yorkshire, we are a team who feel passionately about supporting our customers through their later life.

Customer Solutions

This is the team you will most likely reach when you call us. You’ll go straight through to one of our specialists – with no phone menu system. It’s the job of this team to understand your needs and then direct your call to team best placed to help you.

Equity Release Advisors

Our equity release advisors will dig deeper into your needs and circumstances and support you with information to help find the best solution for you. Only if equity release is right for you, will you be recommended the best plan for your needs.

Pension Income Specialists

Our pensions team can help you with either guidance, where we provide you with all the information and quotes you need to make a decision for yourself, or by providing financial advice where we make a recommendation personalised to your circumstances about what to do with your pension savings.

Mortgage Advisors

Our team of mortgage advisors will consider whether a standard repayment mortgage is best suited to your needs and circumstances, taking the time to search both high street and specialist lenders from our range of mortgage providers to find the right product for you.

Later Life Planning Specialists

Often arranged alongside one of our other products, our specialists can help you plan for your future through Lasting Power of Attorney and Wills.

Customer Support

Our support team do exactly that; support our customers. It’s their primary role to help you and process your application and will be your point of contact to ensure your journey with Age Partnership runs as smoothly as possible.

Quality Assurance

Our Quality Assurance team work tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure the guidance and advice we provide to you is of the highest possible standard. They work closely with our teams across the business and also our regulatory bodies to do this.

Our management team

Andrew Thirkill

Andrew Thirkill – Founder and Chairman

Andrew founded Age Partnership back in 2004 and is extremely passionate about our customers and the positive impact we have in their lives. He is enthusiastically active within the business and expects high standards from all. He drives our values of putting the customer first and striving for continuous improvements, innovation and excellence in every area to drive the business forward.

David Marlow

David Marlow – Chief Executive Officer

David joined Age Partnership as CEO in March 2024 bringing over 25 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in Financial Services. Having previously held the role of Independent Non⁠-⁠Executive Director and Chair of Risk Committee of Pure Retirement Ltd, his focus is on customers and supporting the business in ensuring their needs are put first.

He was the Chief Executive of The Nottingham Building Society for over 11 years, a period in which the Society grew significantly despite the challenges of the Financial Crisis and Brexit. He has also held the roles of Principal of Nottingham Mortgage Services Ltd as The Nottingham were the first Building Society in the UK to offer whole of market mortgage advice to its members, as their primary advice offering.

Jonathan Thirkill

Jonathan Thirkill – Managing Director

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. Now as Managing Director, 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 a firm aimed at equipping independent financial advisers with award⁠-⁠winning tools to help them focus on what really matters: Giving great advice.

Simon Warhurst

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.

He sees striving to delight our customers as 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. He works to ensure that listening to customers and acting on the feedback that we receive is embedded in the culture of Age Partnership and allows us to continually improve the service that we offer.

David Wing

David Wing – Risk and Compliance Director

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.

He is extremely passionate about making sure we do the right thing for our clients. Having worked in FSA/FCA regulated business for over 17 years, his ultimate aim is to not only make continuing improvements, but to also drive up standards across the retirement finance sector by setting a positive example.

Cheering crowd of people

Life gets better with Age: We’re proud to support our customers

We can help you explore Equity Release, Mortgages, Retirement Interest⁠⁠-⁠Only mortgages, Pension Income, Home Insurance, Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney.

First class service

We have won numerous awards for the quality of our service. But it’s the feedback that we receive from our customers that means the world to us.

A proud 20 years

We are proud to have been providing retirement finance advice to our customers for over 20 years.

Happy customers first

Thanks to our fantastic customers and colleagues, we have been ranked ’gold’ for customer experience, based on an independent assessment by Investor in Customers.

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