Martyn Lewis CBE, our president

Martyn has been active in the UK voluntary sector for 30 years, and president of United Response for 25 of those. 

During his 32 years as a television journalist, Martyn anchored national news programmes on ITV and the BBC before moving into the world of business in 1999. In 1997, he was awarded a CBE for services to young people and the hospice movement, and in 2016 he received a knighthood for his exceptional service to a range of voluntary and charitable organisations.

His other charitable responsibilities include: chairman of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (UK organisation representing over 8,000 charities); awards committee chair for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (the equivalent of an MBE for groups); chairman and founder of YouthNet; and vice president of Macmillian Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Help the Hospices.

Read our blog congratulating Martyn on his recent knighthood