Nationwide Foundation welcomes two new members to its board of trustees  

Photo of Tony Burton and Baroness Alicia Kennedy - our new trustees

The Nationwide Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of two new trustees to its board, Tony Burton and Baroness Alicia Kennedy. 

Tony works on community, design and environmental projects, and is Chair of Power to Change, CPRE’s Policy and Campaigns Committee and The Conservation Volunteer’s Chestnut Fund. He is a neighbourhood planning examiner and consultant, and chairs community review panels. Tony previously chaired the National Lottery Community Fund and founded Civic Voice in 2010. 

Baroness Kennedy is Chief Operating Officer at The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation, having previously served as Director at Generation Rent. Prior to moving to the third sector, Baroness Kennedy had a 25-year career in politics, holding senior roles in the Labour Party and the official opposition, namely Chief of Staff, Strategic Advisor and Deputy General Secretary of the Labour Party.


The Nationwide Foundation is committed to its Decent Affordable Homes strategy and both Tony’s and Baroness Kennedy’s extensive experience and knowledge is hugely welcomed. They will be joining their first board meeting in March 2024 alongside the Foundation’s existing trustees, who collectively play a critical role in helping achieve the Foundation’s ambition to redesign the housing system and make it work for all.  

The Foundation also recently announced the appointment of Kate Markey as the Foundation’s new CEO, who will be welcomed later this year. You can read more about our board of trustees on our website.