The UK Committee for Unicef (Unicef UK) raises money for Unicef’s global work for children and advocates in the UK for the rights of the world’s children.

Unicef UK was established in 1956 and is one of 34 Unicef National Committees based in industrialised countries. It is a charitable company limited by guarantee and is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board meets regularly to discuss governance matters, including the charity’s vision, mission and strategic direction.

Our annual Trustees’ Report gives details of the charity’s work in the previous financial year and constitutional information is included in the Memorandum & Articles of Association.

Unicef UK has a Conflict of Interest Policy for Trustees and, as recommended by the Charity Commission, the Policy is available for you to view.


Kirsty Young

Vice Presidents

Marc Bolland
Tim Clark
Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE
Mark Makepeace
Rt Hon Lord Jack McConnell of Glenscorrodale PC


Ilse Howling, Chair
Baroness Sal Brinton
Margaret Cund
Steven Day
Glyn Isherwood
Baroness Anne Jenkin
Sir Tony Redmond
Professor Mary Renfrew
Robert L Scott
Surinder Sharma
Caroline Underwood
Baroness Bryony Worthington
Professor Martin Woodhead

Youth Advisors

Thrinayani Ramakrishnan
Isobel Trout 

Rt Hon Lord Jack McConnell of Glenscorrodale PC