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.  A staff of 7 full-time and 3 part-time employees are responsible for the day to day running of the charity.


Graham Faulkner 

Graham is a qualified social worker by profession. He has had 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.

Michelle Johnson  

Michelle is a dual trained children's and adult nurse, who has spent over half of her career working in children's community health services. She was a Florence Nightingale Children and Young People's Leadership Scholar in 2012 and has a MSc in Child Health. She has also been awarded the Queen's Nurse title.

Michelle has worked in adult and child community health and mental health services as a director of nursing and is currently the director of nursing (babies, children and young people) for Barts Health NHS Trust. Michelle holds a unique position to influence children's health across the whole pathway of care and demonstrate system leadership.

Husain Khaki 

Husain is an academic junior doctor working in London. He is a film fellow at the Royal Society of Medicine and Board Member of the Khaki Foundation.

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 the Deputy Director of Development Services at the University of Manchester, focussing on leading his team to manage supporters and donors to generate philanthropic income and volunteer support to further the strategic aims of the university. 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.  

Any future vacancies for Staff, Trustee and Volunteer roles will be advertised in the jobs section of this site.