About Us

Mail Force Charity CIO is a registered charity (England and Wales number 1189196, Scotland number SC050218) launched to source and provide essential equipment, including masks and coveralls, required by the NHS and care workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. This equipment is vital in protecting the heroic staff whilst they perform their fantastic work in helping the UK overcome this pandemic.

The Charity was launched through a collaboration between Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) and other British businesses.

We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator, the independent regulator of charity fundraising. By registering, we agree that all of our fundraising will be legal, open, honest and respectful and we will comply with the fundraising promise.

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Board of Trustees

Mary Gibson

Mary Gibson*

 Mary originally trained and practiced as a commercial barrister but has spent the last two decades working in the field of youth and restorative justice, particularly in Wandsworth and Lambeth, working with local youth offending teams and a number of local & national charities including the St Michael’s Fellowship, Future Men, the Fatherhood Development Foundation Growing Against Violence, 2020 Change and the Evening Standard’s Dispossessed, Grenfell and Excluded Funds.  She is also a restorative justice facilitator.

Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane is a partner at Forsters LLP and specialises in private client law. He brings a range of experience of dealing in complex legal and regulatory matters. He is also a Trustee of the Pension Fund of the Royal Agricultural Society of England.




Andrew Lane
Niel Mendoza

Neil Mendoza*

Neil is Provost of Oriel College at the University of Oxford. At the University, Neil is also Chair of the Electors for the Slade Professor of Fine Art and on the Board of the Ashmolean museum. He is Chair of The Landmark Trust and The Illuminated River Foundation. He led the government’s Mendoza Review of Museums in England. He is a Non-Executive Director at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Nasdaq-listed gene therapy company, Meira GTx. 

hamish Webb

Hamish Webb has managed numerous events and sponsorships for Mail Newspapers since 1992. These have ranged from large consumer events, including Ideal Home Show and RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, to tailored reader competitions, including Daily Mail Foursomes and Not the Turner Prize. He is a director of Sponsorship fulfilment company Fletcher Gray Ltd, and previously was Managing Director of Result Events Ltd and marketing manager for Head Sports UK.





Hamish Webb
James Welsh

James Welsh

James Welsh joined dmg media in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer with functional responsibility across the division, taking on responsibility for Operations in 2013. Prior to dmg media, James spent 15 years working across the UK and Europe in a number of commercial finance and change management roles, including Finance Director of PC World and Link stores at Dixons Retail.





*Independent Trustees