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Per Harkjaer

Per became Chair of Make-A-Wish UK in February 2015. He is Chairman of Scandi Standard in Sweden and Adelie Foods here in the UK. He is also a non-executive director of Linpac Packaging. 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.

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 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.

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.

Damian Thornton

Damian became a trustee of Make-A-Wish UK in February 2017. He is a Partner at Stamford Partners, an investment banking boutique providing strategic and mergers & acquisitions advice to consumer companies in Europe. He was inspired to become involved in the charity having experienced at first-hand its extraordinary, life-enhancing impact when his seriously ill youngest child was granted a wish.