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 trustee, Colin Howes

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Colin Howes

Comic Relief trustee Harry Cayton

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Harry Cayton

Comic Relief trustee Mike Harris

TREASURER

Michael Harris

Comic Relief Vice Chair Richard Curtis

VICE CHAIR

Richard Curtis

Saul Klein

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Saul Klein

Suzi Aplin

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Suzi Aplin

Comic Relief chairperson Tim Davie

CHAIRPERSON

Tim Davie

Tristia Harrison, Comic Relief trustee

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Tristia Harrison

Tom Shropshire

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Tom Shropshire

Sue Black

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Dr Sue Black

Tessy Ojo

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Tessy Ojo

Alex Reid

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Alex Reid

Rupert Morley

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Rupert Morley

Matt Hyde

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Matt Hyde

Jenny Hodgson

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Jenny Hodgson

Gautam Raju

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Gautam Raju

Charlotte Moar

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Charlotte Moar

Jacqueline Onalo

TRUSTEE MEMBER

Jacqueline Onalo

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)
Jo Wells (Director, The Blagrave Trust and Trustee, Essex Community Foundation)
Candice Hampson (Investment Director, Big Society Capital)
Teresa Hanley (Independent Consultant)
Paul Cavanagh
Fatimah Kelleher

FINANCE AND RISK COMMITTEE

Michael Harris - Chair (Trustee, CR and Financial Consultant)
Alexis Chapman (Program Manager, SUNGAS project at IIED)
Peter Samengo Turner (‎Freelance Finance Director, Esstee Consult Ltd)
Rupert Morley (Group MD, Sterling Relocation Limited)
Sally Knight (Partner, MHA MacIntyre Hudson) - currently on sabbatical
Tina Kokkinos (Global Business Manager , HSBC)

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Michael Harris - Chair (Trustee, CR and Financial Consultant)
Bal Samra (BBC Group Commercial Director)
Claire Brown (Finance and Corporate Services Director, The Elders Foundation)
Colin Howes (Trustee, CR and Partner at Harbottle & Lewis)
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 (Director, Rococo Chocolates)
Sam Morse (Head of UK Institutional Equities, Fidelity Investments International)

REMUNERATIONS AND NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

Michael Harris - Chair (Trustee, CR and Financial Consultant)
Tim Davie (Trustee, CR)
Dr. Declan Woods (CEO, ZPD)

DIRECTORS OF COMIC RELIEF LTD

Tristia Clarke (Trustee, CR and Executive Director of Commercial, TalkTalk Group)
Colin Howes (Trustee, CR and Partner, Harbottle & Lewis)