Dr. Stuart Burgess, CBE chairs the Commission for Rural Communities having previously been Chairman of the Countryside Agency, and was the Government’s Rural Advocate from 2004-2010. He is a member of the ethics committee for the Department of Work and Pensions, co-Chair of the BMA Patient Liaison Group (2004-07), chair of the inter-faith group for the safer neighbourhoods scheme (Metropolitan Police) for the London boroughs, and member of the University Court of Nottingham.
He has been involved in rural and social regeneration in the East Riding and North Yorkshire and is co-author of a study booklet on the countryside entitled “Presence”. He has served as regional, national and international Church leader in the Methodist Church, including President of the Methodist Church of Great Britain in the millennium year. Stuart’s interests include working for debt cancellation in Africa, walking, music and playing tennis.
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