The Secretary of State has appointed Tony Burton as Interim Chair of the National Lottery Community Fund from the 20th December 2019 to the 20th August 2020.
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Tony Burton CBE is currently the Vice Chair of the National Lottery Community Fund. Tony works on a wide range of community and environmental projects, including providing support for community groups on neighbourhood planning and as Chair of CPRE London. He is currently the Vice Chair of HS2’s independent Design Panel and advises the National Infrastructure Commission on design and Tarmac on sustainability. He is a Trustee of The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and mySociety. He is also a director of London’s environmental record centre Greenspace Information for Greater London. Tony founded Civic Voice – the national charity for the civic movement – in 2010 and has over 30 years’ experience on the Executive Boards of national charities, including the National Trust, Campaign to Protect Rural England and Design Council. Tony is Chair of the Wandle Valley Forum and is Secretary of his local civic society in Mitcham. He was awarded the CBE in the Jubilee Honours for services to planning, local government and community.
This role is remunerated at £40,000. This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. Mr Burton has not declared any activity.