The new chair of The Lotteries Council will be Tony Vick, Director of the 51 Community Interest Companies which were formed to address health inequalities across Great Britain and which raise money through The Health Lottery scheme.
The Lotteries Council is the body that supports a range of fundraisers who run lotteries and supports them on legal, regulatory and compliance issues.
Mr Vick said: “It is a real privilege to have been elected Chair of the Lotteries Council. The Council is a tremendous day to day forum and support mechanism for those working in the sector. In recent years, the Council has also been at the forefront of important activity to speed up and improve society lottery reforms to enable much more money to be raised for good causes.
I am delighted to be leading the organisation and look forward to continuing the good work of my distinguished predecessors.”
President of The Lotteries Council, Lord Mancroft, said: "This is an important announcement at this pivotal time for the charity lottery sector. The Lotteries Council continues to have a dialogue with government and is pushing for deregulation to allow us all to raise even more money for good causes. Tony Vick has been a director of the Lotteries Council for a number of years and is well qualified to lead the voice of our sector and continue the important work of previous Chairs.”
Mr Vick has been a Finance Director in the not-for-profit healthcare sector for over 25 years, working at organisations such as the Royal Masonic Hospital, the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth (incorporating St John’s Hospice) and The Hospital Management Trust. As well as having responsibilities for finance and IT, he has regularly been involved in fundraising at a senior level. For the last few years, he has been Director of the 51 Community Interest Companies which were formed to address health inequalities throughout Great Britain and raise money to do so by operating lotteries under the banner of “The Health Lottery”.
For more information on The Lotteries Council please visit www.lotteriescouncil.org.uk