Randy Newcomb is a Senior Advisor at The Omidyar Group. The Omidyar Group is a collection of global companies, organizations, and initiatives founded by Pierre and Pam Omidyar that strive to catalyze social impact globally. Previously, Randy was the founding President and CEO of Humanity United. Across multiple countries Randy grew Humanity United as a values-based organization focused on reducing intractable problems such as violent conflict, atrocities, human exploitation, and modern-day slavery. Prior to Humanity United Randy was a Vice-President at the Omidyar Family Foundation and the Omidyar Network. Randy was a Fellow at the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University and a Fellow at the University of Bath. He holds an Ed.D from the University of San Francisco, a MSc degree in development economics from the University of Bath, a MA degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, from the University of Bath.
Richard has co-produced all of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day TV shows in both the U.K. and the U.S., and played an integral role in launching the campaign in America. Globally Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion. As a writer, his credits include the films Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Love Actually, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and About Time, and TV series Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley. Richard is also a UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. In 2000, he was awarded a CBE by the Queen.
Yvonne Moore has over 25 years of experience in government, civil society, academia and nonprofit organizations, and has served extensively as a strategic advisor across the philanthropic space on both international and domestic issues. As the founder of Moore Philanthropy, Yvonne has successfully co-developed numerous programs and projects, many of them in challenging environments, including post-conflict and slum communities, as well as in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak. Previously, Yvonne held the position of Chief of Staff to filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail E. Disney where she oversaw the family’s network of media, philanthropic and advocacy organizations. She also currently serves as a trustee of The Daphne Foundation, The New York Women’s Foundation, and The Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group. Yvonne chairs Comic Relief US's Grants Committee, which is responsible for oversight of the grantmaking strategy – determining how funds are spent to support a range of life-changing programs in the U.S. and around the world.
David Horne, CPA is CFO for The Cabrini Foundation, a private foundation that supports the health and well-being of vulnerable New Yorkers through grants to bolster the health outcomes of diverse communities, eliminate barriers to care, and bridge gaps in health services. David was previously the CFO of Island Peer Review Organization and the March of Dimes Foundation. He is also a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Not for Profit Advisory Committee that routinely works to improve the transparency and usefulness of financial statements. David chairs the Audit and Risk Committee, which is responsible for oversight of the budget, audit and reporting of Comic Relief US’s annual financial results.
Alison Moore comes to Comic Relief US with extensive experience as a top executive in the media and technology industries, where she has successfully expanded business operations and growth initiatives for a number of content-driven organizations and world-renowned brands. Most recently, Moore served as Chief Business Officer, Beauty Collection at Condé Nast, overseeing the brand strategy, monetization, and operations for women-focused brands, such as Glamour and Allure. Prior to Condé Nast, Moore was Chief Revenue Officer at SoundCloud, the global digital music and audio platform, and previously held senior positions at NBC Universal and HBO, focusing on digital consumer experiences, brand development and consumer engagement strategies. In addition to her previous corporate roles, Moore is active in the entrepreneurship space, working with socially conscious start-ups and incubators. She is also a Board member of TRACE, the leading global media, entertainment and brand platform for connected Afro-Urban millennials.
Over the last 20 years, Austyn Biggers has worked in virtually every aspect of television and film, from development to production to post. He recently joined TV One and Cleo TV as SVP, programming and Production. In this role, he oversees scripted and unscripted programs, movies, and special events for both networks with distribution in 50 million homes. Prior to that he served as Head of Unscripted at Get Lifted Film Co., led by Emmy®️ and Tony®️ Award-winning producer Mike Jackson, EGOT recipient and award-winning producer John Legend, and CEO of Friends At Work, Ty Stiklorius. Austyn’s projects with Get Lifted Film Co. include the docu-series Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children (HBO), Rhythm & Flow (Netflix), 40 Years a Prisoner (HBO) and, most recently, A Crime on the Bayou set for theatrical release in June 2021. He has served as an in-house Executive Producer at MTV, LOGO, & VH1 and was Sr. Director of Development for BET Networks Austyn brings a deep commitment to social justice, racial equity and LGBTQ+ rights. He volunteers with LGBTQ+ organizations that provide a safe living environment for young queer people.
As Chief Client Officer for dentsu Americas, Ida has built dentsu’s integrated client capability to help drive effectiveness and efficiency across dentsu’s top 30 integrated clients. She is an experienced leader who understands what it takes to lead change, build high performing teams, and establish a culture that drives creativity. Ida Rezvani rejoined dentsu in the spring of 2019, as the President of their largest creative office, dentsu mcgarrybowen New York, where she led and grew the agency, delivering award-winning work for Clients like Subway, Crayola and United Airlines. Ida has also led brand communications for iconic brands from both Europe and America, including Coca-Cola, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Marriott, Marks & Spencer, Virgin Trains, COI and Visit London. Her teams have won awards for effectiveness across a number of these brands including IPA effectiveness for COI, Virgin Trains and the Grand Prix for Marks & Spencer. She is a nominated member of Women in Advertising and Communications London (WACL), where she served on the executive committee in her first year, as well as active member of the Ad Council in New York where she serves on the Diverse Leaders Group. Ida has been described as Mr. Wolfe from Pulp Fiction because she is adept at cleaning up when things don’t quite go to plan. She loves creativity and solving the complex.
Michele is best known for her tenure as President of Comedy Central, a position she held from 2004-2016. Under her leadership, the profile and success of the Comedy Central brand flourished with franchises including the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", "The Colbert Report", “South Park,” “Inside Amy Schumer"" and “Key & Peele”, dominating the cultural landscape. Prior to her role as President at Comedy Central, Michele held programming and leadership roles at USA Network, Comedy Central and MTV. More recently, Michele has focused her energy on producing for film and television, with a mandate to hire more women in front of and behind the camera, which was the case on her first two films, which were both written and directed by women. Ganeless also serves on the advisory board of Northwestern University’s School of Communications.
Natalye Paquin is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Points of Light, a nonpartisan, non-profit organization that works globally with more than 175 Points of Light Global Network affiliates. In her role, she addresses civic engagement and volunteering, equity in the non-profit space, and moving from purpose to action and outcomes in the business community. Prior to joining Points of Light in 2017, Paquin served as Chief Transformation Officer at Girl Scouts of the USA, where she was the key spokesperson for aligning and unifying the Girl Scouts federation of 112 councils around their strategy integration. An attorney by training, Paquin has over 15 years in the education sector in legal and executive leadership roles. First as a civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, and with two of the nation’s largest school districts, Chicago Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia. Recognized for her leadership and commitment to community, Natalye has received numerous awards and has been profiled in several professional magazines.
Richard Hofstetter is a partner and co-chair of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz‘s Entertainment and Sports Group. He was recently recognized in New York Magazine’s list of top lawyers as one of the New York area’s best entertainment lawyers.