Any good ship needs an excellent captain and ours comes in the form of a highly dedicated and knowledgeable Board of Trustees. Our Trustees meet six times a year to discuss all things Comic Relief and they’re responsible for approving every single grant that we award. We also have a series of committees which include professional experts in their chosen fields, giving critical advice and support in all our key business areas. These groups, the UK and International Grants Committees, Finance and Risk, Investment and Remuneration and Nomination Committees are voluntary and support the work of the paid staff team in critical ways.
The full-time staff team is managed by a Chief Executive and six Directors who take the lead on carrying out the vision as set by the Board of Trustees, as well as implementing strategy, planning and delivery of the day-to-day work. Like any organisation serious about achieving its goals, we have strategies in place - in our case a one-year plan and a six-year plan scoping our longer-term ambitions. Outside of the Chief Executive's office, the six directorates are Marketing, Operations, Business, Innovation, Creative and Grants.