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

Suzi Aplin

TRUSTEE

Suzi Aplin

Sue Black

TRUSTEE

Dr Sue Black

Comic Relief trustee Harry Cayton

TRUSTEE

Harry Cayton

Comic Relief Vice Chair Richard Curtis

VICE CHAIR

Richard Curtis

Tim Davie

CHAIRPERSON

Tim Davie

Comic Relief trustee Mike Harris

TREASURER

Michael Harris

Jenny Hodgson

TRUSTEE

Jenny Hodgson

Comic Relief trustee, Colin Howes

TRUSTEE

Colin Howes

Matt Hyde

TRUSTEE

Matt Hyde

Saul Klein

TRUSTEE

Saul Klein

Charlotte Moar

TRUSTEE

Charlotte Moar

Rupert Morley

TRUSTEE

Rupert Morley

Tessy Ojo

TRUSTEE

Tessy Ojo

Gautam Raju

TRUSTEE

Gautam Raju

Alex Reid

TRUSTEE

Alex Reid

Tom Shropshire

TRUSTEE

Tom Shropshire

CEO and directors

Bill Griffin

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BRAND & CREATIVE

Bill Griffin

Executive Director, Impact and Investment, Ruth Davison

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IMPACT & INVESTMENT

Ruth Davison

Catherine Cottrell

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COMMERCIAL & PARTNERSHIPS

Catherine Cottrell

Helen Wright

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FINANCE & RESOURCES

Helen Wright

Charlotte Hillenbrand

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DIGITAL & INNOVATION

charlotte hillenbrand

 

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

SOCIAL IMPACT COMMITTEE

Suzi Aplin (Trustee, CR and Producer)
Michael Bourne P.hD. (Deputy Director of Performance Services, UK Sport)
Paul Cavanagh (Assistant Director of Commissioning, Health and Social Care Board)
Harry Cayton (Trustee, CR and International Advisor on Professional Regulation and Governance)
Teresa Hanley (Consultant, Humanitarian Effectiveness, Culture & Society)
Candice Hampson (Investment Director, Big Society Capital)
Jenny Hodgson (Trustee, CR and Executive Director, Global Fund for Community Foundations)
Ruby Johnson
Fatimah Kelleher (Independent International Women's Rights Adviser)
Jaqueline Onalo (Trustee, CR and Human Rights Lawyer)
Gautam Raju (Trustee, CR and Senior Campaigns Director, Purpose)
Rosine Uwineza (Child Development Specialist)
Jo Wells (Director, The Blagrave Trust and Trustee, Essex Community Foundation)

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Alexis Chapman (Program Manager, SUNGAS project at IIED)
Michael Harris - Chair (Trustee, CR and Financial Consultant)
Charlotte Moar (Trustee, CR and Non-exec Director of NHS Resolution)
Rupert Morley (Trustee, CR and CEO, Rococo Chocolate)
Sally Knight (Partner, MHA MacIntyre Hudson) - currently on sabbatical
Tina Kokkinos (Global Business Manager, HSBC)
Sandip Thakvar (Finance Director, BT Enterprise)
Peter Samengo Turner (‎Freelance Finance Director, Esstee Consult Ltd)

REMUNERATIONS AND NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

Tim Davie (Trustee, CR and CEO, BBC Studios)
Michael Harris - Chair (Trustee, CR and Financial Consultant)
Jacqueline Onalo (Trustee, CR and Human Rights Lawyer)
Tacita Small (HR Director, Ralph & Russo)
Dr. Declan Woods (CEO, ZPD)

INVESTMENT

Michael Harris - Chair (Trustee, CR and Financial Consultant)
Bal Samra (BBC Group Commercial Director) - currently on sabbatical
Claire Brown (Finance and Corporate Services Director, The Elders Foundation)
Colin Howes (Trustee, CR and Partner, Harbottle & Lewis)
Laurence Newman (Ex Trustee, CR and Chairman, Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust)
Oliver Bolitho (President of Old Peak Group in Hong Kong)
Peter Clark (MD, Tilney)
Philip Mastriforte (MD, Trillium Partners Limited)
Rupert Morley (Trustee, CR and CEO, Rococo Chocolates)
Sam Morse (Head of UK Institutional Equities, Fidelity Investments International)

DIRECTORS OF COMIC RELIEF LTD

Tristia Clarke (Trustee, CR and CEO, TalkTalk Group PLC)
Catherine Cottrell (Executive Director, CR))
Colin Howes (Trustee, CR and Partner, Harbottle & Lewis)
Rupert Morley (Trustee, CR and CEO, Rococo Chocolates)
Tom Shropshire (Trustee, CR and Partner, Linklaters)
Helen Wright (Executive Director, CR)