Kevin Cahill, CBE

Life President, Comic Relief and Chair, zero30media

Kevin Cahill stood down as the CEO of Comic Relief in 2016 after spending over 25 years working for the charity and having led the organisation since 1997. Among Kevin’s many achievements, he is the Founder of Sport Relief which he began in 2002 and he helped to turn Red Nose Day into the biggest event of its kind in the world. He helped to launch Red Nose USA in 2015 and was the inaugural Chair of its Trustee Board. During his time at the helm of Comic Relief it raised and disbursed over £1 billion. Kevin is passionate about using creativity to harness public engagement and
encourage donations. He was one of the Executive Producers of Live 8 and was one of the creators of American Idol Gives Back which raised over $70 million dollars on its first outing in the USA. Since leaving Comic Relief Kevin built a portfolio of pro social interests. He is on the board of not for profits, advises individual philanthropists on the best way to use their charitable money and is a creative advisor to the IAPB and World Sight Day. He is also the Founder of The Talent Fund and non-executive Chair of zero30media. He was awarded a CBE for services to charity, was Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University and was appointed as Life President of Comic Relief IN 2016