Irene OldfatherChair and Patient Representative of EUPATI Scotland
Irene is currently Director at the ALLIANCE leading on Strategic Partnerships and Engagement.
As a Member of the Scottish Parliament (1999-2011), Irene set up and chaired the Cross Party Group on Alzheimer’s and Dementia which drafted and agreed the Charter of Rights for People with Dementia and their Carers and chaired the European and External Relations Committee for most of her 12year term.
She actively campaigns on the rights of older people and was the first ever Member of the Scottish Parliament to be nominated and shortlisted for Dod’s 2009 UK Parliamentary Award for Services to Older People.
Educated at Strathclyde University and obtained an Honors degree in Politics and a post graduate MSc by Research.
Alison CulpanIndustry Representative for EUPATI Scotland
Alison Culpan is the Director of ABPI Scotland and is responsible for leading government affairs activity for the regional office.
Alison has worked in a number of capacities in the pharmaceutical industry in the UK including sales and marketing, project management, communication and external affairs. She has also gained global experience through her roles in GSK as the Director for Global Issues working with WHO, IFPMA and as Government Affairs Director for China.
Alison sits on the CBI Scotland Council and the Court of Strathclyde University.