Airport authority BAA’s corporate and public affairs director Des
Wilson has been selected to chair the Sports Lottery Panel, which
allocates over pounds 250 million of National Lottery cash to sports
He will head an eight-strong panel which meets monthly to recommend
applications for lottery funds to Sport England (formerly the English
Wilson has also been appointed to deputise for Trevor Brooking, the new
chairman of Sport England.
As senior vice-chairman, Wilson will ratify Sport England’s policy on
issues such as sport in schools and raise the profile of the newly
rebranded government agency.
Wilson has held his post at BAA since 1994. He was previously public
affairs director at Burson-Marsteller for a year and advised the Liberal
Democrat Party on its 1992 general election campaign.