Sir Martyn Lewis

Male, Region categories : Neutral English, RP, Welsh

Authoritative, Clear, Warm

Legendary Broadcaster.

During 32 years as a television journalist Martyn anchored every mainstream national news programme on ITV & BBC TV, and now works extensively in the voluntary sector.

His current charity roles include Chairman of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Committee, the Commission on the Donor Experience and the DCMS Civil Society Implementation Group. He is President of “Fixers” and United Response, Vice President of Macmillan, Marie Curie and Hospices UK, and Patron of the Patchwork Foundation and Dementia UK. He recently served 6 years as Chairman of NCVO (the National Council for Voluntary Organisations), the main umbrella organization for the sector, during which he chaired an Inquiry into levels of senior executive pay in the voluntary sector. A long-time campaigner for “solutions-focused journalism”, he remains Chair of NCVO’s “Constructive Voices” project, Patron of Positivenews.org.uk and a Director of IPSO (The Independent Press Standards Organisation).

In 2013 he returned to broadcasting 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. Martyn regularly chairs conferences, debates and award ceremonies (most recently for the ICO, Barclays and the Charity Commission), and in June 2017 launched his new company, Your Big Day Ltd, in which he narrates historic archive film & video put together in a unique way for sale online. He is also a director of Myperformancelearning.com, which has developed a new method for improving academic performance by teaching pupils how to remember.

Martyn was awarded a CBE in 1997, and a knighthood in the 2016 New Year Honours List for services to the voluntary sector.

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