Trustees | Make-A-Wish
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Per Per Harkjaer

Per became Chair of Make-A-Wish UK in February 2015. He is Chairman of Scandi Standard in Sweden and has a number of other non-executive roles. Per has held positions in a range of FMCG companies, including CEO positions at United Coffee, Findus Group, and Toms Group.

David David Hockley

Interim CEO and CFO of Picsolve International, a qualified Chartered Accountant who has worked across the Media industry in Restructuring and M & A - previous clients have included Scripps Interactive Networks, Hearst Magazines. Previous CFO roles have included Channel Five, Financial Times Group and PWC

Damian 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.

EdEd Smith

Ed Joined the UK Make-A-Wish board in October 2017, he has previously served on the Make-A Wish Australia board. A seasoned marketer, Ed is currently General Manager Integrated Marketing EU at Amazon. Previously, he’s led sales and marketing at Foxtel, Australia’s largest pay TV company and was Group Marketing Director at News Corp Australia. 

Brian Brian Robinson

Brian started as a trustee for Make-A-Wish UK in April 2017. He is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he leads a Sales Team across the UK & EMEA. Brian was inspired to get more involved with Make-A-Wish since he began volunteering as a Wish Visitor where he met wish children and their families to discover the child’s One True Wish.