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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.

Kara Kara Cauter

Kara joined Make-A-Wish UK as a Trustee in 2018.  She is a Partner at EY, a global advisory firm.  She has worked in financial services advisory for over 20 years, engaging with global financial institutions to advise them on how to improve their approach to governing and managing their risk and regulatory obligations.  Kara is the mother of two daughters, and is passionate about children’s rights and wellbeing.  She was inspired to join Make-A-Wish after experiences in both childhood and adulthood seeing the difference that wish fulfilment can make to critically ill children she has known as friends and through family.

DavidDavid Hockley

CEO 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.

KateKate Salter

Kate joined Make-A-Wish as a trustee in 2018. Kate began her career as a corporate lawyer and is now Assistant General Counsel at DLA Piper – a global law firm. Kate advises the firm on corporate governance, structural, contractual and constitutional issues and also sits on the firm's Tax and Audit Committees. Kate is a mother of two, and after one of her children was born poorly, she was inspired to become a trustee to give something back to a children’s charity.

Ed Ed 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. 

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.

David - Trustee at Make-A-Wish UK David Gold

David joined Make-A-Wish UK as a Trustee in 2018. He is the CEO of Prospectus, a B Corp recruitment agency working exclusively in the beyond profit sector. David speaks and writes on two passions – governance and philanthropy. He has long admired the work of Make-A-Wish and believes in the passion, power and ingenuity of the beyond profit sector to address the issues that ensure a better and fairer society.