Roald Dahl's Marvellous Childrens Charity

How we are governed

Find out more about Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity's Board of Trustees

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity is governed by a board of Trustees, who work in a voluntary capacity. 


Graham Faulkner 

Graham is a qualified social worker by profession. He has over 40 years experience in the charitable, private and local government sectors spending the last 30 of those in senior positions. He was Chief Executive of Epilepsy Society for 13 years, retiring in September 2013.

Martin Goodwin 

Martin Goodwin is a solicitor specialising in tax and trust law, with a particular interest in the opportunities and difficulties of the law for the creators of literary and artistic works. He acted for Roald Dahl and, after the author’s death, for his literary estate. As such, he advised and assisted Roald’s widow, Liccy, in setting up Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity (then known as the Roald Dahl Foundation) and became one of the three founding trustees, along with Liccy and Sir Quentin Blake.

Louise Griew

Louise is CEO of The RAF Sports Federation and brings a wealth of experience in the private, third and public sectors. She has been the lead in many high profile fundraising campaigns, notably the Mayor's Fund for London, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and Greenhouse Sports. Her particular interest lies in building strategic partnerships, whether between charities and companies or the public and private sectors.

Rob Halkyard

Rob is Director of Marketing, Fundraising and Experience at Friends of the Earth, the leading enviromental group. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Leadership Fellow at St George's House, Windsor. 

Michelle Johnson  

Michelle has worked within the NHS in London as a registered adult and child nurse for her whole career, spanning over 30 years. She has held senior operational management and nurse leadership posts in hospital, mental health and community health services across North London. before joining Whittington Health in February 2018 as chief nurse and director of patient experience, she worked for Barts Health NHS Trust as a corporate director or nursing for children and young people. 

She is a Queen's Nurse, has a MSc in Child Health and has been a Florence Nightingale Children and Young People's Leadership Scholar. She currently sits on the Clinical Leadership Group for the Healthy London Partnership Children and Young People Programme. 

Niels Kirk 

Niels is Chairman and Industry Head for Citibank’s Energy & Natural Resources business in EMEA. He is a career banker with over 30 years’ experience.

Virginia Myer 

Ginny is a Fundraising Consultant with a wealth of fundraising expertise and experience with particular emphasis on major donors and event management.

Alex Hyde-Parker

Alex is a Fundraising Operations Consultant with Alveo Consulting, working with a range of higher education and charitable clients on their strategy, operations and resourcing. Alex joined the board of trustees in Spring 2017 and brings expert knowledge of data systems, websites, information technology and income management.

Donald Sturrock (Chair) 

Donald is Roald Dahl’s biographer and Director of Music Link International which promotes the orchestral music commissions based on Roald Dahl’s children’s stories. He has known the Dahl family since he made a television documentary about Roald for the BBC in 1985.  

Nicholas Warr

Nick is a partner with Taylor Wessing in the Private Client group and is Head of the International Private Wealth Group.

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