The Prince’s Trust International team is passionate, experienced and committed to improving the lives of young people.Our leadership and executive team provide a wealth and depth of global knowledge and expertise. Our Board is international, diverse in composition and independent.
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Sir Lloyd Dorfman CBE was appointed Chairman of Prince’s Trust International in December 2015. He took over as Chairman of The Prince’s Trust in August 2015, having been a trustee since 2007. Lloyd is the Founder and President of the Travelex Group, the world’s largest provider of retail foreign exchange services.
He has a variety of business interests. He is Chairman and majority shareholder of The Office Group and also Chairman of Doddle.
He is a Trustee of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Academy Trust, JW3, Deputy Chairman of the Community Security Trust, and a Governor of St Paul’s School. He served on the Board of the National Theatre for over nine years and one of its theatres, the Cottesloe, was renamed the Dorfman Theatre in 2013.
In 2008, he was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to business and charity. In 2011, he was awarded The Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy. In 2018 he was Knighted in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Rupert was appointed the first Deputy Chairman of Prince’s Trust International in February 2016. He is the Founder and Chairman of FIRST – a leading multi-disciplinary International Affairs Organisation. FIRST was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2010 and 2013. Rupert is Chairman of World Petroleum, Chairman of World Energy Insight, Founder Director of Equilibrium, Chairman of Elmbridge Partners, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London in 2012 and is the recipient of a London Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Commendation. Rupert Goodman is also a Founder Trustee of the British-Kazakh Society (2002-present), and was elected Chairman of the British-Kazakh Society in 2013. He is a Vice-President of Fauna and Flora International a member of the Development Board of Artes Mundi and was a Trustee of the National Botanic Garden of Wales (2005 – 2008). He founded the Responsible Capitalism Initiative in 2000.X
Mohamed Amersi was appointed as a Trustee of Prince’s Trust International in April 2015. He is CEO and co-founder of Emergent Telecom Ventures, a Dubai based Emerging Markets Consulting, Advisory and Asset Management firm specialising in Telecoms, Media & Technology.
Mohamed ran Gramercy Communications Partners, a communications merchant bank, based in the United States that he co-founded with Telefonica. Prior to co-founding Gramercy, Mohamed was one of Europe’s leading Corporate Finance and M&A lawyers.
The Amersi Foundation was incorporated in 2012 and has actively supported causes and charities in Education, Poverty and Religion in Africa and Asia.
Dame Martina joined The Prince’s Trust in May 2004, having been Chief Executive of the BBC Children in Need Appeal since 2000.
Martina trained and began her career as a journalist, established the Press and Communications function for the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD) and worked on a freelance basis for a range of national media. She then held the post of Chief Executive of the Association of Spinal Injury Research, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (ASPIRE).
Dame Martina has been a trustee of several charities and currently sits on the boards of the National Citizen Service and Capital City College Group. She also Co-Chairs the Youth Action Group with a Minister from the Department for Education. The group includes voluntary sector organisations and nine government departments. She sits on several other bodies which support the work of HRH The Prince of Wales. Dame Martina received a CBE for services to charity in 2013. In 2017 New Year Honours list she received the honour of Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO).
Michelle is a partner at Goldman Sachs in London. She heads the Executive Office for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia and is the Chief Administrative Officer for EMEA. Michelle is a member of several Goldman Sachs committees including the European Management Committee.
She was previously the Chief Operating Officer for the Securities Division in EMEA and led the firm’s efforts to establish its presence in Russia and the Middle East.
Michelle has lived in both Frankfurt and New York and now serves as a trustee of the Mayor’s Fund for London and as an Advisory Board member of Facing History and Ourselves.X
Jonathan joined Prince’s Trust International as interim Chief Executive in January 2017 and was permanently appointed to the role in May 2017. Prior to this he spent 4 years working as Director of the North of England for The Prince’s Trust where the Trust works with over 11,000 young people a year.
Previously Jonathan worked in the drinks industry for 26 years, during which time he worked for companies including Bass, Scottish and Newcastle and Heineken in Senior Management positions for the last 14 of these. The work was mainly in the UK but for 3 years it involved the licensing of brands from across the World for sale in the UK. This involved working with partners from many different countries including India, China, Russia, Singapore and many in Europe. He is also a Trustee of the Children’s Food Trust where he is Deputy Chairman.X
Alison joined Prince’s Trust International in September 2017 as Senior Head of Finance and is accountable for delivering high quality and comprehensive financial management to help the organisation meet its strategic goals. Prior to this Alison spent 12 years working for The Prince’s Trust, most recently as Head of Finance for the North of England and previous to this as Head of Corporate Services for the Yorkshire & Humber Region. Alison started her career in Finance at Seeboard Powerlink in Waterloo, where she completed her ACCA accountancy qualification. In 2002 she joined Ricoh Document Management, a division of NRG Group UK Ltd, as their Management Accountant, before relocating to the North of England in 2005.X
James joined Prince’s Trust International as Planning Manager in March 2016, supporting the senior executive team to develop, produce, and implement PTI’s inaugural three year strategy.
James was formerly an international civil servant at the Commonwealth Secretariat, where he advised and influenced governments, senior diplomats, and statutory institutions on human rights policy and practice across the organisation’s 53 member countries. James has significant international-focused experience at the UN and in the non-governmental sector in the UK, East Africa, and South Asia. The thematic focus of James’ career encompasses human rights, refugees and asylum, social entrepreneurship, and both youth and community development issues. He has led strategic change projects, policy-focused research initiatives, and delivered front line programmes and service provision to marginalised, and underserved individuals and communities. James has a postgraduate academic background in international law, politics, and development studies.
Felicity joined in August 2015 and oversees Prince’s Trust International programmes. Felicity comes from The Prince’s Trust, having worked initially in Croydon as part of a GLA framework to regenerate the area and support young people into employment and self-employment following the riots of 2011. More recently she developed and piloted a new EDRF funded programme of support for young people, focused on ensuring business growth and sustainability amongst start-up enterprises.
Felicity has spent a number of years living, studying and working across East Africa. She was Kenya and Tanzania Project Manager for Tenteleni, a volunteer-run charity that supports the development of young people in both formal and non-formal educational settings. She speaks Swahili and German and is currently studying French.
Stephen joined in September 2016 and oversees Prince’s Trust International programmes. Stephen had previously worked for The Prince’s Trust, where he led the development of the Achieve programme in the UK. Before this, Stephen worked for READ International, empowering young people in Tanzania through the creation of open libraries, and then for Street League, where he led the delivery of English and Maths qualifications for young people facing disadvantage in South London.
Drew leads on Prince’s Trust International’s approach to evaluation. This involves evidencing our impact on young people around the world, keeping us accountable to our partners and using learning to continuously improve what we do. Originally in a dual-role between Prince’s Trust in the UK and Prince’s Trust International, Drew is now a full-time member of Prince’s Trust International staff. Drew has a background in international development, firstly completing a Masters before spending a year as a VSO volunteer in India as a researcher in the disability sector. More recently Drew has worked in Monitoring and Evaluation with ActionAid and ActionAid International, where he was responsible for designing and building systems to evidence the impact of human rights, education, campaigning and other anti-poverty programmes across more than 40 countries.X
Natasha is currently on secondment to Prince’s Trust International and manages the Malta xl project. At The Prince’s Trust Natasha was responsible for facilitating and supporting the delivery of the xl programme and qualification to schools and youth clubs across Northern Ireland. She is a qualified teacher who has gained experience in the education, training and development industry with a wealth of knowledge of educational programmes.
Prior to her employment with The Trust Natasha managed Ulster Universities Sport for LIFE project. Sport for LIFE uses the medium of physical activity to promote Living, Integration, Fun and Education to socio economically disadvantaged schools. This programme was recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) as a best practice case study. In addition Natasha has designed numerous training workshops that support university students in developing their employability.
Rosanna joined in September 2017 and works across all programmes in the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa regions where she provides leadership and support to our in-country Project Managers. Rosanna started her career at the UK education charity, IntoUniversity, where she delivered a range of educational and pastoral programmes for children and young people aged 7 to 19. After taking a break to travel around India, Rosanna moved to the Prince’s Trust UK where she delivered an ERDF Enterprise project before joining the Public Sector Partnerships team. She was responsible for managing existing partnerships and developing new projects with local government, the wider public and third sectors. Most recently Rosanna led the development of an innovative partnership approach to reducing youth offending in East and South London.X
Franziska joined in September 2017 and works across all programmes in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions where she provides leadership and support to our in-country Project Managers. After completing a Bachelors in Law, Franziska started her career working with a small education charity in Italy, as part of an education programme that bolsters children and young people’s English language. In 2011 she joined Save the Children’s UK Programmes Team, where she worked on a youth campaigning project, followed by several child poverty and education focused programmes. Most recently Franziska led the programmes team of a small orphan-support focused international charity, working across 14 countries in Asia, Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her programmatic expertise lies within partnership working, capacity building, M&E and operations. Franziska is originally German but has studied and worked in the UK since age 11 and holds a postgraduate degree in NGO Development Management.X
John joined PTI in January 2018 as the Project Manager for the Get Into project in Greece. He first volunteered in Romania in 1998 and returned in 2000 as the Project Co-ordinator for Blythswood Care in their flagship project for young men who were unable to work after leaving state care. After seeing the first intake of participants complete the project, John returned to the UK to study European Politics and run a youth into work program with Perth YMCA. He returned to Eastern Europe in 2010 as Country Manager for Hospices of Hope in the Republic of Moldova and was responsible for sourcing funding for palliative care in the region.
A graduate of the Institute of Fundraising, John focused on capacity building of fundraising skills across Romania from 2014 – 2015 where together with British funders, he founded Bridging The Gap, an NGO providing free corporate training to charities across the country. He also returned to the Blythswood Care in 2016, to not only locally fundraise for the project but to secure employer support offering training and work programs to the young men cared for within the centre.
John speaks Romanian and is learning Greek.
Caroline joined Prince’s Trust International in August 2015. She works in the programmes team managing key stakeholder relationships, planning and researching for scoping visits and supports with project management. Caroline has over 13 years volunteering experience for charities in both the local and international contexts. She has worked directly with marginalized and vulnerable young people and women in the cities of Buenos Aires and Quito. Caroline spent the first four months of 2015 managing a team of 10 UK and national volunteers in the highlands of Guatemala with the YMCA. She was in charge of carrying out in depth research into the community and then developing and running youth and women’s rights workshops, in particular focusing on the Poqomchi’ indigenous group. She was responsible for introducing arts and sports workshops into the municipality’s school curriculum.X
Rhyan joined the Prince’s Trust International in January 2018. Working in the programmes team, Rhyan works across the MiddleEast and Asia-Pacific regions, managing stakeholder relationships and coordinating and supporting programme delivery.
Prior to joining Princes Trust International, he spent 15 months working at Queen Mary University of London, coordinating and leading on the marketing of a number employability programmes, which allowed students to undertake consultancy projects in London-based businesse and charities. After completing his Communications Studies degree at the University of Leeds in 2014, he worked for a new business consultancy for a year, with a number of creative agencies as his clients. Whilst at university he managed a development project which oversaw 30 volunteers teaching English in a number of state schools in northern Peru. He has extensive volunteering experience for charities in healthcare, development and the arts both in the UK and internationally.X
Lindsay joined the Prince’s Trust International as Executive Assistant to the CEO in January 2018.
Lindsay has worked in the charity sector since June 2010. Prior to her employment at the Prince’s Trust International, Lindsay worked for two years as Executive Assistant to the Operations Director of a network of churches based in South West London, with her role focusing on governance, risk management, data protection, health and safety and HR. Prior this, Lindsay worked at a national interfaith charity for over five years in the role of Operations Manager.X
Emma has been volunteering for Prince’s Trust International since January 2015 and she served as Programme Manager for Enterprise Challenge from 2016 to 2017. Emma’s professional background is in strategic consultancy, with a particular focus on public sector and not-for-profit organisations. As well as the UK, Emma has worked on projects in Singapore, Hong Kong and the UAE. From 2011–2013, Emma served as a Governor on the Board of Gulf for Good, a Dubai-based charity. In this role, she had responsibility for coordinating inputs from volunteers, as well as a focus on helping the charity to develop its relationship with corporate supporters. Emma is also a Trustee of Health and Hope UK (a charity providing development support in Myanmar) and she is a Governor of a local primary school.X
Valerie has been involved with Prince’s Trust International since its inception. Having spent 10 years at Deutsche Bank in capital markets and equity sales, Valerie shifted her focus to marketing and corporate fundraising in the not for profit sector. She has been employed and volunteered in a number of roles at The Prince’s Trust, Mission Australia and The Cancer Council NSW, and is a trustee of Amici Bruerni, an educational charityX
We are very grateful for the generosity of all our supporters, particularly our Founding Patrons who provided us with vital, flexible funding to help us achieve HRH Prince of Wales’s vision of helping young people reach their potential in countries around the world.
Our Founding Patrons are:
The Amersi Foundation
Tan Sri Arumugam
The Dorfman Foundation
Majid & Lynn Jafar
Park West Foundation
Dr B R Shetty
While our Founding Patron scheme has now closed, we will shortly be launching a new patron scheme. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Anaily Castellanos, Development Manager.
+44 (0)20 7543 7442