Posted on: June 10, 2021 Posted by: Frank Brooks Comments: 0

David Knott has been named as interim chief executive of the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF).

Knott, who was beforehand the director of the Place of work for Civil Culture (OCS), will keep in the function right until a permanent main government is appointed, NLCF claimed.

Dawn Austwick left NLCF at the stop of 2020, following seven decades in charge. Programs for her long-lasting substitution shut past September.


Knott joined NLCF as a senior adviser in Oct 2020, on a 12-thirty day period secondment from the OCS, exactly where he led the government’s get the job done with civil modern society.

He has also labored in the Primary Minister’s System Unit, the Cupboard Business and the Section for Intercontinental Enhancement.

Knott mentioned in a statement: “It is an honour to be questioned to lead the NLCF as main govt for the next section. 

“I will emphasis on putting communities initial, aiding make sure the Fund is ready to arise from the pandemic and deliver the significantly-required support to men and women and communities across the British isles.”

NLCF declined to say how very long Knott would remain in submit, and no matter if his new position intended his secondment from the OCS would be prolonged, but said that “further details on the recruitment marketing campaign will be publicly obtainable soon”.

John Rose, who has been NLCF’s interim chief government for the last 6 months, will return to his role as the funder’s director for Wales, with a concentration on local weather and ecosystem issues.


Blondel Cluff, who has been chair of the NLCF considering that February, stated: “Firstly, I have to thank John Rose for his huge support and dedication for the duration of my introduction to the NLCF. 

“Secondly, I would like to welcome David Knott to the role of interim chief government, and appear ahead to doing work intently with him to guidance communities throughout the Uk in the course of this extremely demanding time.”