The Trustees & Executives of Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity:
Rays of Sunshine Trustees, (from left to right): Tim Shaw, Justin Randall, David Joseph, Nick Davis and Stephen Allan
Stephen Allan, Chairman of Rays of Sunshine
Worldwide Chairman & CEO of MediaCom
Appointed as MediaCom Worldwide’s Chairman and CEO in August 2008, Stephen previously held the role of CEO at GroupM UK and MediaCom UK. During his tenure, he quadrupled its billings to become the first UK £1 billion media agency and catapulted the agency’s ranking from sixth to first. In December 2008, Stephen was voted Campaign Media Achiever of the Year. In 2009, MediaCom became the first network to be presented with two global awards: M&M Agency Network of the Year and The Festival of Media Agency Network of the Year. In 2003 Stephen co-founded Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity.
Daniel is a fully qualified stockbroker with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. He is an Investment Manager at stockbroking firm Hargreave Hale, servicing Institutions, high net worth individuals, trusts and charities. As well as looking after UK clients, he also has extensive experience of handling international clients based across Europe and Southern Africa.
Head of the Corporate Department at Mishcon De Reya
Nick is a Partner and Head of the Corporate Department at Mishcon de Reya where he is an expert in M&A, reorganisation and restructuring and business law. His work embraces a wide range of industries including recruitment, finance, technology and property services, and a wide range of business types from entrepreneurs to international corporations. Nick is listed in the “UK and European Legal Experts 2014” Guide for Corporate/M&A and has been recently named as one of the Best Corporate Lawyers in the Spear’s 500 2014. Nick has been involved with Rays of Sunshine since 2004.
David Joseph CBE
Chairman and Chief Executive at Universal Music UK
David Joseph is the Chairman and CEO of Universal Music UK, overseeing the labels Capitol, Decca, Island, Polydor and Virgin EMI alongside Abbey Road. He also sits on the Board of Arts Council England. David has been an active member of the Rays of Sunshine Board since July 2012 and remains committed to helping the charity expand its work.
Justin has been our treasurer since we were founded. He is also senior partner of City based Chartered Accountants firm Jeffreys Henry LLP. Together with his wife and three children, Justin is a regular participators in our events.
Members of the Executive Board (from left to right): Richard Burston, David Saul, Grant Fox, Daniel Coleman, Claudine Collins, Hayley Allan, Stephen Allan, Jane Sharpe, Justin Randall, Tim Allan, Jonathan Vandermolen, Mark Shipman
Richard Burston, Chair of Executives
Richard is an entrepreneur and private equity investor. He founded Regency Capital International, a London-based merchant bank in 1991. From 2002 to 2004, He was the CEO of Bostream AB and built Bostream into Sweden’s leading independent broadband ISP, prior to selling the company in late 2004. Richard is currently Vice Chairman of KORE Telematics, Inc., the largest independent M2M service provider of managed global machine-to-machine (M2M) network connectivity. He is a Trustee of the UK Friends of Yale University, Director of the Yale Alumni Schools Committee and has been on the Executive Committee of Rays of Sunshine since 2012.
Hayley began her career in advertising. After the birth of her son, Jake, she began voluntary work in wish granting charities and in 2003 became a co-founder of Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity. From its outset Hayley was responsible for granting many of the charity’s earliest wishes. Hayley continues to be committed to brightening up the lives of seriously ill children by granting wishes and chairing the Wish Appeals Committee.
Timothy is one of the original founding members of the charity. He has sat on the executive board since formation. Married with three children he was keen to help establish a children’s charity for those less fortunate. CEO of a leading London residential investment company for almost 30 years.
Marc Boyan is CEO and founder of Miroma Ventures. Marc was among Ernst and Young’s 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Award finalists, and winner of the Top Gun Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2010. Marc currently sits on the executive board of Grabble, SBTV and the Rays of Sunshine children’s charity. Marc set up Miroma International in 2003, which has become one of the leading corporate barter companies in Europe; recognised as one of the “UK’s fastest growing media companies” by The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 report on UK businesses, in 2008 and for four years consecutively, as well as appearing on Deloitte’s “Fast 50” list for the second year running. Marc has since set up Miroma Ventures in 2010, focusing on media, technology and consumer investments, with a combined turnover of $200million. Companies under the umbrella include Blis Media, Class Pass, Pinterest and SB.TV.
Claudine Collins is Managing Director of MediaCom UK working with over 200 clients and 700 colleagues throughout the UK. Claudine also has a part-time role as one of Lord Sugar’s trusted business advisors and is one of the interviewers on The Apprentice. She has appeared in many newspapers and magazines and speaks at many events regarding young people in business and women in business. Claudine has worked with children’s charities for 30 years, starting with the Young Variety Club and is honoured to be on the executive committee of Rays of Sunshine.
Mandy DeFilippo is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where she is the Chief Operating Officer for Global Capital Markets for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Chief Risk Officer for the Global Capital Markets international business, covering EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Japan. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mandy was a corporate and securities lawyer at Allen & Overy LLP in London. Mandy was first introduced to the team at Rays of Sunshine when she worked with them as part of Morgan Stanley’s Strategy Challenge program, and she was asked to join the Board in 2015.
Grant is the Managing Director of Fox Gregory, An Estate Agency in St John Wood with over 30 years experience in the property field. Married with three healthy children Grant is keen to give back time that others don’t have.He has been actively involved with the charity since it was founded in 2003 and remains as passionate today as the day it was born.
David is CEO of award-winning serviced office provider Business Environment. He co-founded Rays of Sunshine in 2003 and is proud to serve on the executive committee. David started out in commercial property in 1979 and co-founded Michael Elliott in 1985. In 1988 he moved on to become a private commercial property investor. In 1994, David co-founded Business Environment which has been recognised multiple times for being in The Times Top 100 Small Companies to Work For.
Jane has been involved with Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity since it started in 2003, helping to establish the charity’s hospital contacts, and being responsible for its volunteer network. After working on a volunteer basis for 7 years, Jane became Chief Executive in September 2010.
Jane’s passionate about our wish children and firmly believes that once a child has had a wish with Rays of Sunshine they become part of the Sunshine family.
Mark Shipman is a founding partner of commercial property investment surveyors, Michael Elliott, formed in 1985 and are partners in Metrus, property management. In 2005, Mark co-founded Bramdean Asset Management with Sir Derek Higgs and Nicola Horlick.
Mark is a Life Governor of Mill Hill Public School and helped establish Rays of Sunshine in 2003, following involvement with a fund raising committee of another children’s charity.
Jonathan has been in the residential property business since 1984. He formed a specialist residential development estate agency in 1991 called Blenheim Bishop which was sold to a public company in 2006 and repurchased it in 2008. Although still a shareholder he now spends all of his time running his property development company ‘The Mount Audley Group. The Business specialises in purchasing land without planning permission and complicated real estate transactions. In his down time Jonathan is a season ticket holder at Tottenham Hotspur and a member of Hartsbourne Golf Club. Jonathan has been involved with children’s charities since starting his first business spending 10 years with Variety Club prior to Joining Rays of Sunshine when it was formed in 2003