The Prince’s Trust in Wales has announced its new Director as Phil Jones.
Mr Jones is responsible for the delivery of all Prince’s Trust programmes in Wales, which support over 3,000 unemployed young people each year to gain the skills and confidence they need to find work, or further their education or training.
Mr Jones says, “I am thrilled to join The Prince’s Trust Cymru, in this its 40th anniversary year.
"I want to work with the Welsh Government, Local Authorities, our brilliant Welsh schools, colleges, businesses and social enterprises to help those opportunities and ambitions be realised – and to make a real difference to young lives.”
Previous to his appointment as Prince’s Trust Cymru Director, Mr Jones was the Wales Area Manager for The Royal British Legion during a time of that charity’s transformation. Previously, he served in the Armed Forces for over 25 years as an officer in The Royal Welsh. His roles included overseeing the delivery of combat and leadership training, media and strategic communications, and planning and delivering intelligence training both in the UK and abroad.
Phil’s family hail from Lampeter and Llandullas. He was born in Bicester, Oxfordshire and attended Lord Williams's School, Thame, before being commissioned into the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 1986.