Meet the Board

The Board oversees the process for distribution of grants to organizations identified and approved by the Board.

The board comprises the following members:

Kevin Cahill - President

Chief Executive of the UK's Red Nose Day Charity (Comic Relief UK); Chair of the Gate Theatre.

Kevin has been with Red Nose Day since 1991 and Chief Executive since 1997. From 1982-1991 he was Head of Education at the Royal National Theatre. He was a member of the Board of The Gate Theatre Notting Hill from 1988 to 2008. In 2007, he was made a CBE.

Richard Curtis

Co-founder and vice-chair of the UK's Red Nose Day charity (Comic Relief UK)

Writer and Director of TV and Films including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bean, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones's Diary, Love Actually and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. In 2000, he was made a CBE.

Christy Gibb

Social Sector Practice, McKinsey & Company

Christy has broad experience working in the social sector in the US and abroad. She launched and built Ashoka's operations in Canada, holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and was a consultant with McKinsey & Company's Social Sector Practice for six years. She now oversees professional development for the practice.

Richard Hofstetter

Partner of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C

Richard Hofstetter is a partner and co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Sports Group. He was recently recognized in New York Magazine's list of top lawyers as one of the New York area's best entertainment lawyers.

Richard L. Scott

Head of Artist Liaison of the UK's Red Nose Day Charity (Comic Relief UK); Director, Atlantic Overtures (USA); Director, Patsy Rodenburg Associates (UK); Trustee, Oxford School of Drama

Richard has over thirty years experience working as a teacher, actor, director and producer in both the commercial and non-profit theatre in the US and the UK. In 1990 he co-founded Atlantic Overtures, an international partnership which works with major British theatres and drama schools to produce workshops and master classes both in the US and the UK for professional actors, directors and voice teachers.

Our Vision

A just world free from poverty

Our Mission

Driving positive change through the power of entertainment

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