Burnett, Lis

Lis Burnett  MSc FRSA



c/o Vale of Glamorgan Council

Civic Offices

Holton Road


CF63 4RU


  • 07927 588974

Party details:

Labour and Co-OperativeLabourCoop


Council Roles

Executive Leader and Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources


Discretionary Housing Payments Review Committee

Equalities Consultative Forum

Local Authority Trading Company "The Big Fresh Catering Company"

Public Protection Licensing Committee

Statutory Licensing Committee

Senior Management Appointment Committee (Chair)

Outside Bodies

Breast Cancer Now

Consortium of Local Authorities in Wales

Joint Council for Wales: Employers Side

Welsh Local Government Association Executive Board

Welsh Local Government Association: Council



Members Attendance

(From the Annual Meeting on 10 May 2021 to the Annual Meeting on 23 May 2022)  


Members Attendance
Appointed to the following at the Annual Meeting on 23 May 2021No. of Meetings   Held to DateAttended%AttendanceApologies Received
Council (including Annual Meeting)        
Discretionary Housing Payments Review        
Public Protection Licensing        
Statutory Licensing        
Senior Management Appointment        

Register of Interests



Ward: Stanwell


Surgeries have been temporarily suspended due to Covid but will recommence as soon as possible.  In the interim Lis is available by telephone or email to deal with any concerns or queries.


Notwithstanding the above, normally Penarth councillors hold a weekly surgery at West House (Penarth Town Council Offices) from 10.00am - 11.00am, every Saturday. They are often joined by local Assembly Member Vaughan Gething, and MP Stephen Doughty.  In addition surgeries and events are regularly held in the Stanwell ward and Lis can be contacted for any specific issue on the contact numbers and email address above.


Lis was first elected to the Vale of Glamorgan Council in May 2004.  Following the 2012 election, Lis was appointed Cabinet Member and subsequently Deputy Leader,a role she resumed as Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration in May 2019.  Lis represents Stanwell ward, the ward where she was born and has lived for over thirty years.


Formerly Head of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of South Wales, Lis has also acted as an advisor to the Welsh Government and the Welsh Assembly on Social Enterprise and Cooperatives.  She has previously run her own business, worked for a major UK multi-national company and as a consultant to NESTA, an innovation foundation.  She has been involved in delivering innovative community to community aid projects in Uganda and in 2012 was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of her contribution to social enterprise in Wales.


Wherever possible Lis, with her ward colleague Mark Wilson, checks the ward for litter, potholes and other issues.  She is grateful to residents who report any problems as it helps to get them dealt with more more quickly. Lis also works with residents' groups and is very happy to help anyone who would like to set up their own group.