Deputy Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Kelly Davies, said:
“We welcome the announcement that Heléna Herklots will be the next Older People’s Commissioner for Wales.
“Having spent her career working tirelessly to improve the lives of older people and carers across the UK, Heléna brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, along with a fresh perspective on how the issues that affect the lives of older people in Wales can and should be addressed.
“We look forward to working with Heléna to continue to drive change for older people across Wales to ensure that they can live healthy, happy and independent lives and access the services and support they need as they grow older.
“I would also like to thank Sarah for everything she has done on behalf of older people as Commissioner during the past six years to change policy and practice, hold public bodies to account and ensure that the huge contribution that older people make to our lives in so many ways is recognised.
“Sarah’s hard work has made a real and meaningful difference to the lives of older people across Wales and we wish her all the very best for the future.”