Burnett, Lis

Lis Burnett  MSc FRSA



71 Redlands Road


CF64 2WE


  • 07701 372561

Party details:

Welsh Labour

 Labour-rose logo

Council Roles

    • Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration
    • Appointment of Local Authority Governors Advisory Panel (Chairman)
    • Glamorgan Heritage Coast Advisory Group
    • Investigating Committee (Vice-Chairman)
    • Planning Committee (until 6 July 2020)
    • Senior Management Appointment Committee (Vice-Chairman)
    • Voluntary Sector Joint Liaison Committee
    • Central South Consortium Joint Education Service Joint Committee

Outside Bodies

  • Adult Learning Wales

  • Barry YMCA Management Committee

  • Business in Focus

  • Cardiff Bay Advisory Committee

  • Cardiff International Airport Consultative Committee

  • Central South Consortium Joint Education Committee

  • Joint Council for Wales: Employers Side (Substitute)

  • Pupil Support and Social Inclusion Board

  • Welsh Local Government Association: Council

  • WJEC: Board of Directors

Member Champion

  • Carers

Members Attendance

(From the Annual Meeting on 20 May 2019 to the Annual Meeting on 6 May 2020)  


Members Attendance
Appointed to the following at the Annual Meeting on 20 May 2019No. of Meetings   Held to DateAttended%AttendanceApologies Received
Council (including Annual Meeting) 6 6 100%  
Cabinet 18 18 100%  
Senior Management Appointment 3 3 100%  
Voluntary Sector Joint Liaison 2 1 50% 1
Replaced during the Year
Replaced on the following DURING the Municipal year No. of Meetings held Whilst a member Attended % Attendance Apologies Received


(until 6 July 2020)

9  6  67%  2

Attendance at Meetings in Previous Municipal Years




Register of Interests


Change of Interests


Ward: Stanwell


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 St Augustine ward and Lis can be contacted for any specific issue on the contact numbers and email address above.


Lis Burnett was first elected to represent the St. Augustine's ward on the Vale of Glamorgan Council in May 2004 and re-elected in May 2012.  Following the 2012 election, Lis was appointed Cabinet Member with responsibility for Regeneration, Innovation, Planning and Transportation.


Formerly Head of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Glamorgan/University of South Wales, Lis has also acted as an advisor to the Welsh Government and the Welsh Assembly on Social Enterprise.  She has previously run her own business, worked for a major UK multi-national company and as a consultant to NESTA, the UK's leading independent expert on innovation.  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.


Lis feels passionately that in order to create the Vale of Glamorgan we all want to live in, we need to consider social, economic and environmental factors and also work with, and listen to, local people and their communities.