Mental Health Foundation

UK Funding Committee

Mental Health Foundation

Tony Burton CBE — Interim Chair of The National Lottery Community Fund

Tony Burton CBE

Tony Burton CBE is Interim Chair of the Board and has been UK Funding Committee Chair since December 2019.

"In a fast changing world The National Lottery Community Fund is on a mission to transform the lives of communities and people most in need. As Vice Chair I am delighted to be able to play a growing role in unleashing the potential of communities to improve their lives and the quality of their neighbourhoods."

Tony works free-range on a wide range of community and environmental projects, including providing support for community groups on neighbourhood planning and as Executive Chair of Sustainable Homes. He also advises HS2 on design and Lafarge Tarmac on sustainability and is a trustee of Friends of the Earth. Tony founded Civic Voice – the national charity for the civic movement – in 2010 and has over twenty five years’ experience on the Boards of national charities, including National Trust, Campaign to Protect Rural England and Design Council.

Tony is a trustee for his local civic society in Mitcham. He was awarded the CBE in the Jubilee Honours for services to planning, local government and community and can be found on twitter as @Tony4Place

Elizabeth Passey

Elizabeth Passey

Elizabeth Passey is one of the Fund's general members.

Elizabeth is Senior Adviser J Stern & Co Family Office, and Non-Exec Director VPC Specialty Lending Investments plc. She is Convener of The University of Glasgow, Chairman of The Wye & Usk Foundation and Council Member & past Vice President of The Zoological Society of London. She is also a Programme Committee Member of WWF-UK.

She has served as a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Chairman of the Board of Morgan Stanley International Foundation, and as a Managing Director of Investec Asset Management. She is a past Trustee of the Isle of Dogs Community Foundation. Elizabeth is a Freeman of the Goldsmiths Company and graduated with a First Class Honours degree from The University of Glasgow.

Sian Callaghan

Sian Callaghan

Sian has worked in public relations, public affairs and marketing for 28 years in the private, public and not for profit sectors. Since July 2014 she has been Director of Communication at the Office for National Statistics in Newport.

"I was keen to join The National Lottery Community Fund committee after seeing the impact our funding has on communities’ right across Wales, and I'm delighted to be part of a team which has the interests of the people of Wales at its heart. Visiting the projects we support and hearing how we help to improve lives has been inspirational."

Sian previously worked for Centrica, the parent company of British Gas for 18 years in a variety of communication roles. She has also worked for the Welsh Federation of Housing Associations, at Mid Glamorgan County Council and has been involved in PR and marketing for a number of consumer brands, working both in Wales and across the UK.

Married to Rob, Sian lives in Cardiff. She is a past board member of Shelter Cymru and Cadwyn Housing Association and has a degree in Communication Studies.

Kevin Bone

Kevin Bone

Kevin Bone is Partner and UK Head at Impact Ventures UK.

"The Fund’s focus on early action and emphasis on communities are just two aspects of the role that make me so excited to join. I am honoured to be given the opportunity to support the team in their great work."

He is a qualified accountant and experienced investment professional. He has a wealth of private sector experience and expertise in investing in social impact and governance in the social sector.

Eileen Mullan

Eileen Mullan

Eileen has worked within and for the public, voluntary and community sectors for over eighteen years. During that time she has been privileged to be a part of many projects that impacted greatly on communities across Northern Ireland. They have included projects focused on access to education, the environment, enterprise development in areas of social disadvantage along with equality and diversity.

"I am delighted to have been appointed to the NI Committee of The National Lottery Community Fund. I have watched the impact this Fund has made across communities over the last ten years and have seen the real tangible benefits from it. I look forward to continuing this great work and being a part of The National Lottery Community Fund’s next chapter.”

Eileen is a trusted advisor to leading NI boards and a coach who has worked with leaders across the public and third sectors. Founder of Strictly Boardroom and the Boardroom Apprentice, enabling and empowering the next generation of decision makers. She holds an MSc in Management and Corporate Governance along with an IOD Diploma in Company Direction. Eileen holds Non Executive roles within Health and Regulation and is a powerhouse in advocating for diversity and a champion for change.

Aaliya Seyal

Aaliya Seyal

Aaliya has over 16 years of senior management experience in voluntary sector organisations.

She is Director of Customer Journey at Citizens Advice Scotland. She is also a member of the Scottish Refugee Council’s board of Directors and a lay member of The Law Society of Scotland, Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Sub-Committee and Equality and Diversity Committee.

UK Funding Committee minutes

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