Tony Costello

cm partnership manager

I’ve been in post since November 2017 and have overall responsibility for the implementation of the 3 year Big Lottery and ESF funded “Community Matters” programme which involves line management of Rob, Sanjay and Ben and oversight of delivery arrangements with 18 partners.

I began my career in the Audit Commission and subsequently worked as Corporate Planner for the Black Country Development Corporation before moving onto Sandwell MBC where, over 25 years, I performed a variety of duties notably as the Council’s National Lottery Co-ordinator. Prior to joining the Foundation I’d been employed for 6 years by Coventry City Council as Director of the Sport England funded County Sports Partnership for Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.

I enjoy National Hunt horse racing, particularly the Cheltenham festival, which I’ve attended for 40 years. I enjoy long walks with my wife Heather and our lively Cockerpoo Ollie, who has turned feral following relocation to the Worcestershire countryside!

t: 0121 314 1543