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

Samir Patel smiling.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Samir Patel

FOUNDER

LIFE PRESIDENTS

HONORARY LIFE PRESIDENT

Kevin Cahill

HONORARY LIFE PRESIDENT

Lenny Henry

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

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) Jo Wells (Director, The Blagrave Trust and Trustee, Essex Community Foundation) Rupert Morley (Trustee, CR and NED, Pershing Square Holdings)

FINANCE AND FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

Charlotte Moar (Trustee, CR and Non-exec Director of NHS Resolution) Rupert Morley (Trustee, CR and NED, Pershing Square Holdings) Sandip Thakrar (Finance Director, BT Enterprise) Sue Black (Trustee, CR and Professor, Durham University) Jonathan Davis (CFO, Girls’ Day School Trust)

PEOPLE AND CULTURE COMMITTEE

Jacqueline Onalo (Trustee, CR and Human Rights Lawyer) Katy Seaman (Head of HR, Cancer Research UK) Mark Atkinson (Chief Executive, Royal National Institute for Deaf People) Eric Salama (Chair of Trustees, CR) Tessy Ojo (Trustee, CR and CEO, The Diana Award)

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) Sally Knight (Charity Specialist)

INVESTMENT ADVISORY GROUP

Jane Shoemake (Client Portfolio Manager, Janus Henderson Investors) Oliver Bolitho (President of Old Peak Group in Hong Kong) Peter Clark (MD, Tilney) Rupert Morley (Trustee, CR and NED, Pershing Square Holdings) Brian Mangwiro (Investment Director, Barings) Darren Johnson (COO Listed Equities, Impax) Charlotte Moar (Trustee, CR and Non-exec Director of NHS Resolution)

DIRECTORS OF COMIC RELIEF LTD

Colin Howes (Ex Trustee, Partner, Harbottle & Lewis) Rupert Morley (Trustee, CR and NED, Pershing Square Holdings) Tom Shropshire (Trustee, CR and Partner, Linklaters) Samir Patel (CEO)