7 Jul 2015
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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