Governance and leadership
The Make A Wish team is made up of volunteers and paid staff members.
Make-A-Wish, like all charities, is led by a Chair and Board of Trustees (non-executive directors). Working with the Chair, the Board provide strategic direction and guidance to the charity, and ensure the charity is fulfilling its mission. How the Board works is set out in the Governance Handbook. The Chair and Board are volunteers.
Meet the Trustees
Lin took over from the previous Chair of Make-A-Wish, Per Harkjaer, in July 2020.
Jayne is the Director of Fundraising at the RNLI and joined Make-A-Wish as a trustee in February 2020.
Helen joined Make-A-Wish as a trustee in December 2019.
Kara joined Make-A-Wish as a Trustee in 2018.
Kate joined Make-A-Wish as a Trustee in 2018.
Ed joined the UK Make-A-Wish Trustee board in October 2017.
Damian became a Trustee of Make-A-Wish in February 2017.
David joined Make-A-Wish as a Trustee in 2018.
Sir Craig Oliver
Meet the Senior Leadership Team
The day-to-day operation of Make-A-Wish is led by a team of 4 directors who have strategic and functional responsibilities. They are led by a Chief Executive, who reports to the Chair of the Board of Trustees.
As an organisation that strives for transparency, we’re happy to share that the salary of Make-A-Wish UK's CEO is £89,300. Directors are in a salary band between £65,000 and £87,120