Dr. Christopher Moran Chairman of Co-operation irelandDr. Christopher Moran is a successful businessman, public figure, and philanthropist.

Besides his business interests, Christopher has a strong commitment to wider society supporting institutions in a wide range of sectors including national heritage, the arts, architecture, health & well-being, faith and international relations.

With an Irish father and British mother, Christopher is keenly aware of the complex and historic ties between Great Britain and Ireland. As Chairman of the peace-building charity Co-operation Ireland, he promotes peace and reconciliation under the joint patronage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins.

With a lifetime passion for national and built heritage, Christopher has funded and overseen the multimillion pound restoration of London’s most important surviving domestic medieval building, Crosby Hall. With forensic attention to detail, over 30 years, he has painstakingly restored one of London’s most historic buildings and the former residence of Richard III and Sir Thomas More to former glory.

Similarly he is involved in one of Britain’s most important heritage projects, the Mary Rose Trust, supporting the development of a new, world-class museum for Henry VIII’s famous Tudor flagship.

He plays a major role with one of London’s cultural institutions, the London Symphony Orchestra, having chaired the LSO Finance Board, serving on the LSO Advisory Council, and acting as a Trustee on the London Symphony Orchestra Endowment Trust.

As Chairman of University College London Hospitals Charitable Foundation, he delivers cutting-edge care for patients and families living with cancer and other life-threatening conditions. The Charitable Foundation is substantially involved with building a new state-of-the-art £110 million Cancer Centre, which will afford new innovative ways of treating patients, together with cutting-edge translational research.

A firm believer in inter-faith cohesion, he served as Vice-President of the Council of Christians and Jews in their promotion of dialogue and understanding between faith communities under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws from The University of Ulster for his commitment to wider society.

He was made a Freeman of the City of London and received The Freedom of the City. He has been named one of London’s most influential business figures.

He has supported the work of His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales as member of the Prince’s Charities Council providing strategic advice to ensure the long-term sustainability of the charities and creating a wider network to support The Prince’s vision for the charities.