Meet the team

We're led by a dedicated, knowledgeable board of trustees. 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 founder, honorary life presidents and honorary trustees, who use their extensive creativity and experience to support Comic Relief.

Board of trustees

Suzi Aplin, Comic Relief Trustee

TRUSTEE

Suzi Aplin

Dr Sue Black

TRUSTEE

Dr Sue Black

Trustee, Tim Davie

CHAIRPERSON

Tim Davie

Jenny Hodgson

TRUSTEE

Jenny Hodgson

Matt Hyde, Comic Relief Trustee

TRUSTEE

Matt Hyde

Saul Klein, Comic Relief Trustee

TRUSTEE

Saul Klein

Charlotte Moar, Comic Relief Trustee

TRUSTEE

Charlotte Moar

Rupert Morley

TRUSTEE

Rupert Morley

Tessy Ojo, Comic Relief Trustee

TRUSTEE

Tessy Ojo

Gautam Raju, Comic Relief Trustee

TRUSTEE

Gautam Raju

Tom Shropshire, Comic Relief Trustee

TRUSTEE

Tom Shropshire

CEO and directors

Ruth Davison, CEO

INTERIM CEO

Ruth Davison

Charlotte Hillenbrand, ED D&I

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DIGITAL & INNOVATION

charlotte hillenbrand

 

Shabby Amini

 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FUNDRAISING AND PARTNERSHIPS

shabby amini

Founder

Richard_Curtis

FOUNDER

Richard Curtis

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)
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 (Outgoing Co-Executive Director, FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund)
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 AND FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

Alexis Chapman (Program Manager, SUNGAS project at IIED)
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 Thakrar (Finance Director, BT Enterprise)
Peter Samengo Turner (‎Freelance Finance Director, Esstee Consult Ltd)

REMUNERATIONS AND NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

Jacqueline Onalo (Trustee, CR and Human Rights Lawyer)
Rupert Morley (Trustee, CR and CEO, Rococo Chocolate)
Tom Shropshire (Trustee, CR and Partner, Linklaters)
Tacita Small (HR Director, Ralph & Russo)
Dr. Declan Woods (CEO, ZPD)

AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE

Matt Hyde (Trustee, CR and CEO, The Scout Association)
Tina Kokkinos (Global Business Manager, HSBC)
Charlotte Moar (Trustee, CR and Non-exec Director of NHS Resolution)
Tessy Ojo (Trustee, CR and CEO, The Diana Award)

INVESTMENT AND ADVISORY GROUP

Bal Samra (BBC Group Commercial Director) - currently on sabbatical
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)
Colin Howes (Partner, Harbottle & Lewis)
Rupert Morley (Trustee, CR and CEO, Rococo Chocolates)
Tom Shropshire (Trustee, CR and Partner, Linklaters)
Ruth Davison (CR Executive)
Shabby Amini (CR Executive)