The Committee

The Hairdressers’ Charity is managed and run by two committees of volunteers: the management committee and the fundraising committee. The committees are headed-up by President David Drew and Vice President Hilary Hall.

The Hairdressers Charity committee

The Management Committee

This committee of representatives from industry bodies, and former hairdressing professionals meet monthly to discuss recent applications and oversee the smooth running of the charity.

President – David Drew

David Drew HABB president
Formerly a president of HABB, David Drew will become the inaugural The Hairdressers’ Charity President in 2016. He brings 42 years’ hair industry experience to the role. His responsibility is to drive the charity forward and chair the fundraising and management committee meetings, ensuring that The Hairdressers’ Charity remains financially sound and stable, that everyone sitting on these two committees abides by the charity rules and that all of fundraising activities are planned to fit the cause’s aims and ambitions. David says: “I’m a great believer that in life, you get back what you give out, so I feel it’s very important about putting something back into my industry which I’m passionate about.”

The Fundraising Committee

Made up of current and former hairdressers, representatives from the corporate sponsors and professionals who work in other aspects of the hairdressing industry, this committee organise the fundraising events.

Vice President – Hilary Hall

Hilary HallHilary Hall is the Chief Executive of the National Hairdressers Federation, the UK trade association for hair salons, barbershops and beauty salons. She was on the HABB management committee since 2013. Hilary was a driving force behind the decision to move the former Friendly Society, HABB, to a new charity The Hairdressers’ Charity. She says: “It’s heart-breaking to read the stories about how people’s lives have unravelled, often due to physical or mental illness, bereavement, abusive relationships. Everyone we help has worked in the hair industry so it’s great to be able to give a helping hand to get them back on their feet.”


The two committees are supported by an administration team who oversee applications and ensure that the charity runs efficiently on a day-to-day basis. 


For more information about the charity or to discuss ways that you can get involved, please contact or call 01234 831888.