It is supported by a network of professional grant-making, monitoring, evaluation and technical specialists. It is governed by a skilled Board of Trustees with significant charity governance experience and professional experience in finance, risk, and law.

It is supported by a network of professional grant-making, monitoring, evaluation and technical specialists. It is governed by a skilled Board of Trustees with significant charity governance experience and professional experience in finance, risk, and law.

It is supported by a network of professional grant-making, monitoring, evaluation and technical specialists. It is governed by a skilled Board of Trustees with significant charity governance experience and professional experience in finance, risk, and law.

Kevin Cahill CBE

Kevin was the founder of Sport Relief and Comic Relief’s CEO for over 20 years where he was responsible with his team for raising and overseeing the charitable distribution of over £1bn. He’s now Comic Relief’s Honorary Life President along with Sir Lenny Henry. He is also a Trustee of the Manchester United Foundation, the Harlequins Foundation and the Candy Foundation.

Kevin Cahill CBE

Kevin was the founder of Sport Relief and Comic Relief’s CEO for over 20 years where he was responsible with his team for raising and overseeing the charitable distribution of over £1bn. He’s now Comic Relief’s Honorary Life President along with Sir Lenny Henry. He is also a Trustee of the Manchester United Foundation, the Harlequins Foundation and the Candy Foundation.

Kevin Cahill CBE

Kevin was the founder of Sport Relief and Comic Relief’s CEO for over 20 years where he was responsible with his team for raising and overseeing the charitable distribution of over £1bn. He’s now Comic Relief’s Honorary Life President along with Sir Lenny Henry. He is also a Trustee of the Manchester United Foundation, the Harlequins Foundation and the Candy Foundation.

Caroline Lien

Caroline is a former Strategy Director at Comic Relief and former McKinsey & Co management consultant. She now works as a strategy and organisation development consultant, predominantly specialising in public health. She also serves as Vice-Chair of Imperial Health Charity and is a Trustee of The Listening Place.

Caroline Lien

Caroline is a former Strategy Director at Comic Relief and former McKinsey & Co management consultant. She now works as a strategy and organisation development consultant, predominantly specialising in public health. She also serves as Vice-Chair of Imperial Health Charity and is a Trustee of The Listening Place.

Caroline Lien

Caroline is a former Strategy Director at Comic Relief and former McKinsey & Co management consultant. She now works as a strategy and organisation development consultant, predominantly specialising in public health. She also serves as Vice-Chair of Imperial Health Charity and is a Trustee of The Listening Place.

Meera Naik

Meera has over 16 years’ experience using data to inform fundraising at both Comic Relief and Barnardo’s, and now heads up the data team at Nando’s. She was named as one of the most influential data and analytics practitioners in UK organisations by the Data IQ Top 100 in 2019 and 2020.

Meera Naik

Meera has over 16 years’ experience using data to inform fundraising at both Comic Relief and Barnardo’s, and now heads up the data team at Nando’s. She was named as one of the most influential data and analytics practitioners in UK organisations by the Data IQ Top 100 in 2019 and 2020.

Meera Naik

Meera has over 16 years’ experience using data to inform fundraising at both Comic Relief and Barnardo’s, and now heads up the data team at Nando’s. She was named as one of the most influential data and analytics practitioners in UK organisations by the Data IQ Top 100 in 2019 and 2020.

Colin Simon

Colin has extensive experience in the charity and not-for-profit world, including business and finance leadership roles at Comic Relief, Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and the National Theatre. He’s currently a Trustee of The Unicorn Theatre, The Brantwood Trust and Education Trust Ltd.

Colin Simon

Colin has extensive experience in the charity and not-for-profit world, including business and finance leadership roles at Comic Relief, Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and the National Theatre. He’s currently a Trustee of The Unicorn Theatre, The Brantwood Trust and Education Trust Ltd.

Colin Simon

Colin has extensive experience in the charity and not-for-profit world, including business and finance leadership roles at Comic Relief, Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and the National Theatre. He’s currently a Trustee of The Unicorn Theatre, The Brantwood Trust and Education Trust Ltd.

Peter Salmon

Peter is currently MD of UK scripted company Via Pictures. Before that he was Controller of BBC1 and Director of BBC Sport, Controller of Factual, Channel 4, Director of Programmes at Granada TV and Global Creative Officer for Endemol Shine Group.

Among career highlights, he co-invented Sport Relief; was Executive Producer of Oscar-winning animation Wallace and Gromit; and founded and ran the BBC base at Media City in North-West England.

Peter Salmon

Peter is currently MD of UK scripted company Via Pictures. Before that he was Controller of BBC1 and Director of BBC Sport, Controller of Factual, Channel 4, Director of Programmes at Granada TV and Global Creative Officer for Endemol Shine Group.

Among career highlights, he co-invented Sport Relief; was Executive Producer of Oscar-winning animation Wallace and Gromit; and founded and ran the BBC base at Media City in North-West England.

Peter Salmon

Peter is currently MD of UK scripted company Via Pictures. Before that he was Controller of BBC1 and Director of BBC Sport, Controller of Factual, Channel 4, Director of Programmes at Granada TV and Global Creative Officer for Endemol Shine Group.

Among career highlights, he co-invented Sport Relief; was Executive Producer of Oscar-winning animation Wallace and Gromit; and founded and ran the BBC base at Media City in North-West England.

Clare Pizey

Clare is an experienced Executive Producer who has overseen several campaigns for Sport Relief and Children in Need at the BBC.  More recently, she was the Editorial Director for Top Gear, overseeing all aspects of the global format.

She is also an experienced Recovery Coach and is currently studying to become a qualified Psychotherapist and is especially interested in mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Clare Pizey

Clare is an experienced Executive Producer who has overseen several campaigns for Sport Relief and Children in Need at the BBC.  More recently, she was the Editorial Director for Top Gear, overseeing all aspects of the global format.

She is also an experienced Recovery Coach and is currently studying to become a qualified Psychotherapist and is especially interested in mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Clare Pizey

Clare is an experienced Executive Producer who has overseen several campaigns for Sport Relief and Children in Need at the BBC.  More recently, she was the Editorial Director for Top Gear, overseeing all aspects of the global format.

She is also an experienced Recovery Coach and is currently studying to become a qualified Psychotherapist and is especially interested in mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Board advisors and ambassadors

Board advisors and ambassadors

Associates

Associates

Organiser

Organiser

Ellie Cook

Ellie Cook is an experienced administrator and PA. She’s adept at keeping us organised having worked for various high-profile companies in the entertainment industry including MPL Communications, Universal and Fremantle.

Ellie Cook

Ellie Cook is an experienced administrator and PA. She’s adept at keeping us organised having worked for various high-profile companies in the entertainment industry including MPL Communications, Universal and Fremantle.

CONTACT US

To find out more about The Talent Fund, please contact info@thetalentfund.org

Please note: The Talent Fund does not accept unsolicited funding applications

CONTACT US

To find out more about The Talent Fund, please contact info@thetalentfund.org

Please note: The Talent Fund does not accept unsolicited funding applications