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.
Lloyd Dorfman 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.
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.
Romero Britto was appointed as a Trustee of Prince’s Trust International in May 2015. Romero, a Brazilian based in Miami, is one of the world’s leading pop artists. With an illustrious private client list, Romero has also completed works for Disney, Pepsi, the United Nations and BMW amongst others. He has created public art installations for the 02 Dome (Berlin), JFK Airport, Cirque Du Soleil at Super Bowl XLI, and a monumental sculpture in Hyde Park. Romero served as an official artist for the 2010 World Cup and was appointed an Ambassador to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Romero is on the charitable boards of Best Buddies International and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. He was named an inaugural founding benefactor of the Harvard International Negotiation Program by Daniel Shapiro, a program that seeks peaceful resolution to modern conflict. Romero has also spoken several times at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.X
Blondel Cluff is a former City solicitor that now focuses her attention on heritage and philanthropy.
As Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, London Committee she is responsible for supporting London’s heritage. Her work on the Royal Mint Advisory Committee merges her experiences as a designer and banking lawyer and is reflected in her membership of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. As CEO of the West India Committee, a Royal Charter Company and UK charity founded in London almost three hundred years ago, Blondel focuses upon the improvement of the general welfare of the peoples of the Caribbean and the societies in which they live and work. She also currently represents her country of origin, Anguilla, a UK Overseas Territory in the UK and EU.
Martina joined The Prince’s Trust in May 2004 as Chief Executive, having been Chief Executive of the BBC Children in Need Appeal since 2000. She is a founding Trustee of Prince’s Trust International. Martina trained and began her career as a journalist and established the Press and Communications function for the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD). Martina has been a Trustee of several charities and currently sits on the board of the National Citizen Service and Big Bang Engineering Initiative. She also Co-Chairs the Youth Action Group with a Minister from the Department for Education. She sits on several other bodies which support the work of HRH The Prince of Wales. In the 2012 New Year honours list, Martina received a CBE for services to charity.X
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. Prior to which 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
Ruth is Director of Development at the Prince’s Trust International where she is responsible for creating this new charity’s fundraising and income generation strategy. Ruth has worked in the voluntary sector for 15 years, leading fundraising strategies and teams at some of the UK’s best known charities, including Christian Aid, Friends of the Earth and Crisis. Most recently she was Executive Head of Fundraising and Enterprise at the Canal & River Trust, one of the UK’s largest ever start up charities. Ruth is also a Trustee of Oxfam GB, where she sits on the Trustee Audit and Finance Group and of the Galapagos Conservation Trust, where she chairs the Fundraising and Communications Committee. Ruth was awarded Professional Fundraiser of the Year in 2005 and speaks internationally on fundraising and movement building. She is a member of several advisory panels including Rogare, the Fundraising Think Tank of the Centre for Sustainable Development at Plymouth University and the Institute of Fundraising National Convention.X
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, 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 Education 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.
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.
Anaily is the Development Manager at Prince’s Trust International, where she is responsible for donor stewardship, engagement and reporting.
Anaily started her career as a volunteer for Oxfam GB, delivering workshops for young people on international development issues. Later, she worked for the British Red Cross, project managing an international conference for over 200 participants from 50 plus countries, building fundraising capacity across the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. She was part of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Partnership team at UNICEF UK, where she helped expand UNICEF UK’s presence in Scotland, identifying key donors and contributing to the delivery of over £1 million from major donors, institutional bodies and trusts.
Most recently, Anaily spent 13 months working at UNICEF Hong Kong, where she developed a major donor fundraising strategy, adapting her UK experience to Hong Kong’s fundraising environment.
Anaily is Mexican and has a postgraduate degree in Public Policy from University College London.
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.
Emma became the Enterprise Challenge Programme manager this Summer, after volunteering for Prince’s Trust International since January 2015 . 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 also currently provides assistance to the UK’s National Literacy Trust.X
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
Maddy joined Prince’s Trust International in January 2016. She is based in Adelaide, Australia and is responsible for the project management of our Get Into programme, Maddy is currently on secondment from The Prince’s Trust, where she started in 2012 as a volunteer within the Monitoring and Evaluation team. She then spent two and a half year as the National Programme Executive for Get into in the Programmes and Development Department. Within this role Maddy lead programme developments including a review of the employability skills sessions on Get into and the management of national partnerships. Prior to her current role with Prince’s Trust International, Maddy was Project Manager for Traineeships, a new initiative within the Programmes and Development Department which is designed to support young people into apprenticeships.X
Alan is the International Project Manager for Team in Jordan.
He is currently on secondment from the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service to support the delivery of pilot Team programmes in Jordan alongside delivery partners Mercy Corps.
Before joining Prince’s Trust International, Alan delivered the Team programme for over eight years – working as a Team Programme Leader and Assistant Programme Team Leader. Over those years Alan helped over 300 young people take part in the Team programme in venues across Newcastle, Washington, and Sunderland.
Alan graduated from the University of Stirling with a degree in Religious Studies, his final project focused on ‘Sectarianism in Glasgow’.
Dee joined Prince’s Trust International in January 2016 as Executive Assistant to the CEO and Director of Development. She joined The Prince’s Trust in Stoke in 2012 as PA to the Operations Director.
Dee has over 10 years administrative experience working for youth organisations and leading education and training providers.
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 The Brompton Fountain, a parent support charity at The Royal Brompton Hospital.X
Alex joined Prince’s Trust International as a volunteer to the Development Team in November 2016.
Prior to this Alex graduated from Durham University in July 2016, where she read Anthropology at undergraduate level. She wishes to pursue a career in international development and is currently volunteering to gain experience before commencing a masters degree in September 2017.
Alex is particularly interested in policy, fundraising and women empowerment.
We are very grateful for the generosity of all our supporters, particularly our Founding Patrons who provide the vital, flexible funding to enable us to achieve His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’ vision.
Our Founding Patrons are:
The Amersi Foundation
Tan Sri Arumugam
The Dorfman Foundation
Majid & Lynn Jafar
Park West Foundation
Dr B R Shetty
For more information about becoming one of our Founding Patrons please contact Ruth Ruderham, Director of Development:
+44 (0)7484 040049