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Maggy Pigott CBE, Vice-Chair

Maggy had a 37-year Civil Service career in the Ministry of Justice and its forerunners. She retired in 2011, her last post being Joint Chief Executive of the Judicial Studies Board. Maggy was a pioneer of flexible working, including job-sharing for 23 years and is a Vice Patron of Working Families. She is also a barrister and Governing Bencher of Middle Temple Inn of Court and was appointed an Independent Member of the Public Service Honours Committee in 2019.

In retirement, Maggy discovered a passion for dancing which led her to join Open Age’s dance (and other) classes in 2013 and, more recently, become a member and Trustee of Sage Dance Company.

Maggy tweets regularly and her account, Age Joyfully @AgeingBetter has - to her amazement - accumulated thousands of followers. This inspired her to write a small book ‘How to Age Joyfully’ which will be published in July 2019, with some of its sale proceeds going to Open Age.

Maggy became a Trustee of Open Age in 2015 and Vice Chair in 2017.  She has seen, first hand, how Open Age positively transforms older people's lives. Maggy feels privileged and proud to help such an inspirational and unique charity and hopes Open Age will continue to flourish and grow.


Leaving a Gift in Your Will

Open Age is raising awareness of leaving a gift to charity in your will. Legacies are an important way to support Open Age, as they help us to plan so that we can be there in the future for older people who need us. As well as providing for your family, friends and other loved ones in your will, please do consider the possibility of leaving a gift to Open Age.



For further information, please download a brochure here or contact Open Age on 020 8962 4141, or email


New Reed Centre!

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Octavia to deliver activities for older people at The Reed, a vibrant new community hub. For more information click here