Martyn Lewis

Martyn Lewis

Chair , NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations)

Broadcaster and journalist Martyn Lewis CBE has been involved with the voluntary sector for over 30 years and became chair of the NCVO in 2010.

His other current charity involvement includes chair of the Awards Committee of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, founder of YouthNet, chair & co-founder of Families Of The Fallen, permanent deputy chair of the Lord Mayor of London’s Dragon Awards, president of United Response, vice-president of Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Help the Hospices; and patron of the Patchwork Foundation (which works with the main political parties to promote and encourage the participation of under-represented groups in the political sphere).

During his 32 years as a television journalist he anchored every mainstream national news programme on Britain’s two main TV channels, including ITV’s News At Ten and the BBC’s Nine O’Clock News, before moving in 1999 into the world of business.

He is currently a non-executive director of The TS Elite Group, which has developed a new type of performance learning for schools and academies. He returned to broadcasting in 2012 to present a weekly interview programme called “Agenda” on “The Wireless”, a new radio station for the over-50s” created by the charity Age UK.


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More public services should be delivered by volunteers, says NCVO chair

An "army of volunteers" should be used to deliver public services, Martyn Lewis, the chair of the NCVO, said today.

Allcock Tyler: 'Trustees need to stop hiding behind their executive staff'

Debra Allcock Tyler has condemned trustees for not speaking out against media criticism about chief executive pay, calling their behaviour “appalling”.

Charities told to prominently publish details of senior pay

Charities should make details of their senior executives’ pay clearly available on their website, no more than two clicks from their homepage, an NCVO report published on Tuesday will say.

New initiative will produce guides for donors and fundraisers

The chair of the Commission on the Donor Experience has said that the new initiative will release guides for fundraisers and donors by the end of this year, at the launch event yesterday.

Justin Davis Smith, chief executive, Volunteering England

NCVO and Volunteering England have entered merger talks and could be one organisation by early 2013.

Hurd backs successor Newmark in farewell speech to sector

Nick Hurd voiced his "respect and love" for the charity sector in his farewell speech at the NCVO summer reception yesterday, and urged charities to cut Brooks Newmark some slack over his 'knitting and politics' comment.

Winners of the 2015 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service announced today

The winners of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service will be honoured today for their contributions to their local communities.

Times front page brings attention to disproportionate sector salaries

An investigation by the Times into executive pay at 1,000 of the highest-earning charities has shown that 1,080 executives at 390 organisations receive salaries of at least £100,000 a year.

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