Per Harkjaer

Per became Make-A-Wish's chair in February 2015. He is Chairman of Scandi Standard and a non-executive director of Partner in Pet Food (PPF). Per has held positions in a range of FMCG companies, including CEO positions at United Coffee, Findus Group, and Toms Group.

Pippa Carte

Pippa's background is in marketing and fundraising. She was Director of Fundraising and Development at WWF and has led capital campaigns at The Children's Museum London. She is now Director of Development at St Catherine's School, Bramley. Pippa has been a Trustee of Make-A-Wish since January 2011.

John Orriss

John is Chief Marketing Officer at the RAC, having previously been Director of Subscriber Growth at BSkyB. His earlier career included senior positions at Telewest Broadband and Walkers Snack Foods.

Graham Stapleton

Having worked for Marks and Spencer, B and Q and Kingfisher, Graham is the Chief Commercial Officer at Carphone Warehouse and became a Trustee in 2011.

Susan Gent

After starting her career by qualifying as a solicitor, Susan has subsequently held senior posts in both the commercial and charity sectors. She is currently Legal Counsel at the Royal Academy of Arts, having previously worked as Head of Legal at WWF. Susan became a Trustee of Make-A-Wish in January 2012.

Tim Cook

Tim heads the Information Officers Practice of Russell Reynolds, one of the world’s leading executive search consultants. In his personal time, his fundraising efforts have included leading the world’s first rowing expedition along 1,000km of the Upper Zambezi, to the Victoria Falls. Tim has been a Trustee since January 2012.

David Hockley

David joined the Make-A-Wish board in February 2013 and he is also a Trustee of the National Youth Theatre. In his professional life, he has been the Finance Director at and at Channel Five. More recently, David has taken on specialist Interim Finance Director posts at Travel Channel International and at Scripps Network Interactive.

Jim Cook

Having held business development and product marketing roles at a range of companies including Apple and Hewlett Packard, Jim founded MobiAD News, where he currently works as editor. Jim joined the Board in June 2014.

Zafar Khan

Zafar is currently the Group Financial Controller at construction services company Carillion. He has previously held posts at companies including Associated British Ports, FLAG Telecom, and BBA Aviation, and joined the Board in November 2014.