Throughout his career Jeremy Hughes has skilfully brought individuals, organisations and communities together to tackle some of the greatest health and care challenges. For ten years he was Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society. He led the national and international repositioning of dementia as a major health challenge of the 21st century. He worked closely with the UK Government on hosting the 2013 G8 summit on dementia. He currently co-chairs the Prime Minister’s Champion Group on Dementia Friendly Communities.
For more than 30 years he has held leadership positions in a number of health and social care charities including Action for Children, Leonard Cheshire, British Red Cross Society, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. He was awarded the CBE, for services to older people, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015. In December 2018, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Exeter University in recognition of his outstanding contributions to research. He now works as a consultant.