Dr. Jane Barratt

Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing, Canada

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Jane Barratt is the Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), which comprises government, industry, academic, and non-governmental members in over 70 countries, representing some 75 million older people. The IFA is a global point of connection for experts and it provides expertise that helps to shape and influence age-related policy globally.


Jane has direct responsibility for the IFA’s global operational performance, quality and strategic implementation, and business development. This includes leadership at the United Nations Economic and Social Council in New York, Geneva, and Vienna, and formal relations with the Department of Ageing and Life Course at the World Health Organization.


Through this leadership, the IFA has led the groundbreaking global study on diabetic retinopathy which goes towards helping to build capacity and capability at a national level to influence and shape policy that improves patient outcomes.


Jane has many national and international roles, including Chair, Standing Selection Committee Chair for the Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada, and she is a former member of the Global Agenda Council on Ageing for the World Economic Forum.