KEVIN CAHILL CBE
Kevin joined Comic Relief in 1991, setting up a new department as the Director of Education and information. Under a year later he had become Director of Communications, adding fundraising to his responsibilities and the following year taking creative charge of education, TV, publicity/PR and press and media as the Creative Deputy Director.
By 1997 Kevin was appointed as the Chief Executive of Comic Relief, taking charge of the leadership of the organisation. In 2002 he had the idea to create Sport Relief, bringing together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world’s poorest countries. He has also played a key role in the Make Poverty History and Live 9 campaigns, receiving a CBE for his services to charity in 2007.
In September 2016 he stood down as Chief Executive after more than 26 years at Comic Relief, appointed as an Honorary Life President by trustees the following year. He has since served as the chancellor for Nottingham Trent University and become the chair of zero30media, a creative agency that specialises in digital and media engagement for the charity sector.