Prince Charles and Christopher Moran

Dr. Christopher Moran, Chairman of Co-operation Ireland, is a successful businessman and well-known public figure.  He is the owner of Crosby Hall in Chelsea, London.  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. He has been substantially involved in building the state-of-the-art £110 million Macmillan Cancer Centre, which affords new and 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.

MORAN, Christopher John;

s of Thomas Moran (d 1977), and Iva Mary, née Alcock (d 1989); b 16 January 1948, London; Educ Owens GS; m 1981 (m dis 1999), Helen Elisabeth Taylor; 2 s (Charles, Jamie (twins) b 31 Jan 1988); Career chm Christopher Moran Gp of Cos 1970-; chm: Co-operation Ireland (GB) 2004-, Co-operation Ireland 2006-; chm: Cncl of Christians and Jews Exec Ctee 2003- (vice chm 2008-), Finance Bd LSO 2004-, Prince’s Charities Cncl 2009-; memb Advsy Cncl LSO 2008-; dir C&UCO Properties Ltd 2006- (chm 2011-); tstee: UCL Hosps Charitable Fndn 1999- (chm 2003-), Mary Rose Tst 2004-, LSO Endowment Tst 2007-; memb: Consultative Ctee Dulwich Picture Gallery 1993-96, Advsy Bd Thames 1994-97; FRSA 2005; Recreations architecture, opera, art, politics, country pursuits; Style – Dr. Christopher Moran, Esq; Contact c/o Crosby Hall, Cheyne Walk, London, SW3 5AZ