David became Make-A-Wish's Chair in 2008. He is Chairman of Brandon Hire and of Reed & Mackay Travel. He is is also a non-executive director of Micro Focus, Cineworld Group and Enterprise Inns. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, David's most recent executive role was as Chief Financial Officer of the global hotel group Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Ian has been a Make-A-Wish volunteer since 2011 and in that time has been very active both as a wish visitor and as a fundraiser. In his professional life, Ian is Director of EMEA Procurement at IHS Global Insight and his career has included senior positions in organisations including Rentokil, ICL and Calor Gas. It was in his previous role, as Director of Procurement at City Link, that Ian first encountered Make-A-Wish. We were City Link's Charity of the Year and he went on a sponsored cycle ride to Paris, to raise money for us: Ian visited our offices for the cheque presentation and from that moment on, he was hooked!
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 FT.com and at Channel Five. More recently, David has taken on specialist Interim Finance Director posts at Travel Channel International and at Scripps Network Interactive.
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 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.