David Knott gets to be interim main govt at Countrywide Lottery Group Fund

David Knott has been named as interim main government of the National Lottery Group Fund (NLCF).

Knott, who was beforehand the director of the Office for Civil Society (OCS), will remain in the job right up until a permanent chief executive is appointed, NLCF mentioned.

Dawn Austwick left NLCF at the stop of 2020, soon after 7 a long time in demand. Applications for her permanent alternative shut past September.


Knott joined NLCF as a senior adviser in October 2020, on a 12-thirty day period secondment from the OCS, wherever he led the government’s work with civil culture.

He has also worked in the Primary Minister’s Technique Unit, the Cabinet Office and the Office for Intercontinental Development.

Knott stated in a assertion: “It is an honour to be questioned to direct the NLCF as main govt for the following section. 

“I will aim on putting communities first, supporting assure the Fund is all set to emerge from the pandemic and present the much-desired assist to people today and communities throughout the Uk.”

NLCF declined to say how lengthy Knott would continue to be in publish, and irrespective of whether his new purpose intended his secondment from the OCS would be extended, but explained that “further facts on the recruitment marketing campaign will be publicly accessible soon”.

John Rose, who has been NLCF’s interim main executive for the last six months, will return to his purpose as the funder’s director for Wales, with a concentrate on local climate and natural environment challenges.


Blondel Cluff, who has been chair of the NLCF given that February, explained: “Firstly, I need to thank John Rose for his immense aid and commitment during my introduction to the NLCF. 

“Secondly, I would like to welcome David Knott to the role of interim chief government, and appear forward to performing intently with him to support communities in the course of the United kingdom during this extremely tough time.”