Meet the team

We're led by a dedicated, knowledgeable board of trustees who meet six times a year. They, alongside a number of board committees, steer our CEO and team of directors who lead Comic Relief’s employees in carrying out the day-to-day activities of the organisation.

In addition, and free from a governance role, are our honorary life presidents and honorary trustees, who use their extensive creativity and experience to support Comic Relief.

Board of trustees

Comic Relief chairperson Tim Davie

CHAIRPERSON

Tim Davie

Comic Relief Vice Chair Richard Curtis

VICE CHAIR

Richard Curtis

Charlotte Moore, Comic Relief trustee

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Charlotte Moore

Comic Relief trustee, Colin Howes

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Colin Howes

Comic Relief trustee Danny Sriskandarajah

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Danny Sriskandarajah

Diana Barran, Comic Relief trustee

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Diana Barran

Comic Relief trustee Harry Cayton

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Harry Cayton

Comic Relief trustee Mike Harris

TREASURER

Michael Harris

Robert S Webb, Comic Relief trustee

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Robert S Webb

Saul Klein

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Saul Klein

Suzi Aplin

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Suzi Aplin

Theo Sawa, Comic Relief trustee

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Theo Sowa

Tristia Clarke, Comic Relief trustee

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Tristia Clarke

CEO and directors

CEO and directors

Helen Wright

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Helen Wright

Michele Settle

UK CAMPAIGNS & BRANDS DIRECTOR

Michele Settle

Comic Relief grants director Ruth Ruderham

GRANTS DIRECTOR

Ruth Ruderham

Life presidents

Life presidents

Sir Lenny Henry

HONORARY LIFE PRESIDENT

Sir Lenny Henry

Former CEO Kevin Cahill

HONORARY LIFE PRESIDENT

Kevin Cahill

Honorary trustees

Claudia Winkleman, David Tennant, David Walliams, Davina McCall, Duncan Bannatyne, Emma Freud, Fearne Cotton, Professor Ian Goldin, James Corden, Jennifer Saunders, John Bishop, JK Rowling, Matthew Freud, Miranda Hart, Patrick Kielty, Reggie Yates, Sir Steve Redgrave

 

Board committees

UK GRANTS COMMITTEE

Harry Cayton - Chair (Trustee, CR and Chief Executive, Professional Standards Authority)
Ben Cairns (Director, Institute for Voluntary Action Research)
Chris Grant (Chief Executive, Sported)
Fiona Duncan (Chief Executive, Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland)
Paul Cavanagh (Health and Social Care Board, N.Ireland)
Robert Webb (Trustee, CR)
Suzi Aplin (Trustee, CR and Producer)

 

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS COMMITTEE

Danny Sriskandarajah - Chair (Trustee, CR, Secretary General & CEO, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation)
Ade Fakoya (The Global Fund)
Fatima Kelleher (International Women`s Rights and Social Development Advocate/Consultant)
Ezra Limiri Mbogori (Executive Director, Akiba Uhaki)
Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi (Head of Investments, The Power of Nutrition)
Robert Webb (Trustee, CR)

 

FINANCE AND RISK COMMITTEE

Michael Harris - Chair (Trustee, CR and Financial Consultant)
Alexis Chapman (Program Manager, SUNGAS project at IIED)
Diana Barran (Trustee, CR and Chief Executive, SafeLives)
Peter Samengo Turner (‎Freelance Finance Director, Esstee Consult Ltd)
Rupert Morley (Group MD, Sterling Relocation Limited)
Sally Knight (Partner, MHA MacIntyre Hudson)
Tina Kokkinos (Director, The Red Advisory Company)

 

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Michael Harris - Chair (Trustee, CR and Financial Consultant)
Bal Samra (Director, BBC Rights and Business Affairs)
Claire Brown (Finance and Corporate Services Director, The Elders Foundation)
Colin Howes (Trustee, CR and Partner at Harbottle & Lewis)
Diana Barran (Trustee, CR and Chief Executive, SafeLives)
Laurence Newman (Consultant, ex Trustee, CR)
Oliver Bolitho (President of Old Peak Group in Hong Kong)
Peter Clark (Managing Director, Tilney)
Philip Mastriforte (MD, Trillium Partners Limited)
Rupert Morley (Group MD, Sterling Relocation Limited)
Sam Morse (Head of UK Institutional Equities, Fidelity Investments International)

 

COMMERCIAL AND TECHNOLOGY BOARD

Tristia Clarke – Chair (Trustee, CR and Executive Director of Commercial, TalkTalk Group)
Charles Garland (Chairman, Sports Rights Management LLP)
Colin Howes (Trustee, CR and Partner, Harbottle & Lewis)
James Ashton (Freelance Journalist and Media Consultant)
Peter Walker (Chief Finance Officer, CHI & Partners)
Phil Male (Non Executive Director, Smart DCC, Jersey Telecom, Kondor Limited and Jiscom)
Theo Paphitis (Chairman, Ryman and Chairman & Owner, Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue)
Shay Drohan (Marketing Consultant, formerly of the Coca Cola Company)

 

REMUNERATIONS AND NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

Michael Harris - Chair (Trustee, CR and Financial Consultant)
Tim Davie (Trustee, CR)

 

DIRECTORS OF COMIC RELIEF LTD

Tristia Clarke (Trustee, CR and Executive Director of Commercial, TalkTalk Group)
Charles Garland (Chairman, Sports Rights Management LLP)
Colin Howes (Trustee, CR and Partner, Harbottle & Lewis)
James Ashton (Freelance Journalist and Media Consultant)
Peter Walker (Chief Finance Officer, CHI & Partners)
Phil Male (Non Executive Director, Smart DCC, Jersey Telecom, Kondor Limited and Jiscom)
Shay Drohan (Marketing Consultant, formerly of the Coca Cola Company)
Theo Paphitis (Chairman, Ryman and Chairman & Owner, Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue)