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

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Alex Botha

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DIGITAL & INNOVATION

Charlotte Hillenbrand

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IMPACT AND INVESTMENT

Harriet Jameson

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Ruth Davison

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FUNDRAISING AND CREATIVE

Shabby Amini

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

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) 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) Sally Knight (Partner, MHA MacIntyre Hudson)

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) Colin Howes (Ex Trustee, Partner, Harbottle & Lewis) Mike Harris

DIRECTORS OF COMIC RELIEF LTD

Tristia Harrison (Trustee, CR and CEO, TalkTalk Group PLC) Colin Howes (Ex Trustee, 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)