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 4 full-time and 7 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 (Chair) 

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 Divisional Director for Nursing for Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust. She has an MSc in Child Health and is a Florence Nightingale Children and Young People’s Leadership Scholar.

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.

Donald Sturrock (Deputy 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.