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
CEO AND DIRECTORS
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.
SOCIAL IMPACT COMMITTEE
Michael Bourne P.hD. (Lawn Tennis Association as Performance Director) Paul Cavanagh (Assistant Director of Commissioning, Health and Social Care Board) Teresa Hanley (Consultant, Humanitarian Effectiveness, Culture & Society) Jenny Hodgson (Trustee, CR and Executive Director, Global Fund for Community Foundations) Ruby Johnson (Outgoing Co-Executive Director, FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund) Jaqueline Onalo (Trustee, CR and Human Rights Lawyer) 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) Tina Kokkinos (Global Business Manager, HSBC) Sandip Thakrar (Finance Director, BT Enterprise) Peter Samengo Turner (Freelance Finance Director, Esstee Consult Ltd) Gautam Raju (Trustee, CR and Senior Campaigns Director, Purpose)
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) Katy Seaman (Head of HR, Cancer Research UK) Mark Atkinson (Chief Executive, Royal National Institute for Deaf People)
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) Sally Knight (Charity Specialist)
INVESTMENT 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) Colin Howes (Ex Trustee, Partner, Harbottle & Lewis) Mike Harris (Ex Trustee, Financial Consultant)
DIRECTORS OF COMIC RELIEF LTD
Colin Howes (Ex Trustee, Partner, Harbottle & Lewis) Rupert Morley (Trustee, CR and CEO, Rococo Chocolates) Tom Shropshire (Trustee, CR and Partner, Linklaters) Alex Botha (CR Executive)