Sir Martyn Lewis CBE joins Alpha 311

We’re delighted to announce our first non-exec board member, Sir Martyn Lewis CBE.

Sir Martyn is perhaps best known for his long career as a reporter and news presenter which saw him anchoring all the mainstream news programmes on ITV and BBC TV.

Sir Martyn also has considerable experience in business. He was chairman and co-founder of Teliris, one of the first telepresence systems, and a director of the Independent Press Standards organisation (IPSO). He remains founder and executive chairman of Your Big Day, which uses the Reuters and ITN archives to create birthday and anniversary videos for its customers.  He is also a non-executive director of PL Education Ltd.

A former chairman of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, he is in his tenth year as chairman of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. His work in the voluntary sector earned him a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1997 and a knighthood in the 2016 New Year Honours.

Barry Thompson, Alpha-311 CEO, said: “We’re really excited to have Martyn on the team and can’t wait to start work with him. His wealth of experience in the business, media and charitable sectors is going to be invaluable to our world-changing mission.”

Sir Martyn said: “It is a real privilege to be involved in the growth of an imaginative and innovative project which combines energy generation, data analytics, environmental concerns and wide community benefits in the most powerful and unprecedented way. It is a landmark product helping to shape the new future for our planet.”