Chandra McGowan

Chandra McGowan

Chandra McGowan

CEO, Whiteley Village

Whiteley Village is a charitable retirement community that aims to be the best place to age in Britain. Chandra’s role at Whiteley allows her to bring her passion for social justice, empowerment and connection, into the lives of the older people of limited means that we support.

Chandra trained as an Occupational Therapist in Oxford and worked for many years in services for people with Learning Disabilities. She witnessed the closure of several long stay institutions and new opportunities for integration into community living. This experience inspired her to study for an MSc in Social Policy. She then took on a variety of roles in strategic planning, development and commissioning for Social Services, the NHS and briefly the Audit Commission.

She believes that genuine interdependence is the only way to make significant progress as a society.