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Trustees

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.

Pippa 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 John Orriss

John has worked in sales and marketing roles for over 20 years for some of the UK's biggest brands, most latterly as Chief Marketing Officer at the RAC, and before that as Director of Subscriber Growth at BSkyB. He now runs his own Property development business.

Graham Graham Stapleton

Having worked for M&S, B&Q and Kingfisher, Graham was the CEO of Carphone Warehouse UK & Ireland between 2013 and 2015.  He is currently the CEO of honeybee Digital Solutions, a software business owned by DixonsCarphone. Recently appointed as CEO of Halfords, Graham will join that business early 2018.

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.