Marc Phillips has almost 40 years’ experience within the voluntary and charitable sectors, most of that time in senior strategic roles and at Chief Executive level. He has worked with and within small community development groups as well as major UK-wide charities and has extensive experience as a grant-maker.
Marc has recently retired from three years as Head of Policy & Influencing for BBC Children in Need a key role with direct influence over the distribution of approximately £50 million p.a. to voluntary and community groups in all parts of the UK meeting the needs of disadvantaged children and young people. He also worked on expanding the charity’s expanding portfolio of proactive funding developed in collaboration with other major funders. Prior to this Marc was head of BBC Children in Need in Wales for more than ten years; he has occupied the Chief Executive role at Tenovus, and before this at the Dyfed Association of Voluntary Services. Marc’s public service roles include time with the Welsh Language Board, All Wales Convention, WCVA and the HTV Telethon Trust.
Marc was born in Cardiff, spent his childhood and adolescence in Cardiff, Mountain Ash and Merthyr Tydfil. Following University in Cardiff he lived in the Cynon Valley and Burry Port, before relocating back to Cardiff.