Prince's Trust Group
Since 1976 The Prince’s Trust has operated as a UK charity, supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable young people into education, employment or training.
In recent years, governments and agencies around the world have contacted The Trust, to see if our approach could benefit their situations.
To facilitate this work, Prince’s Trust International was officially launched in 2015. Prince’s Trust International is a champion of young people and works in partnership with organisations around the world to support young people aged 13-30 into work, education and training. Find out more at: www.princestrustinternational.org.
In 2017, The Prince’s Charities Australia became Prince’s Trust Australia. The organisation transforms lives and supports Australian communities to thrive through the inspiration, charitable commitment and philanthropic values of HRH The Prince of Wales. As well as supporting young people it benefits older people through a range of initiatives. Discover more at www.princes-trust.org.au.
Dame Martina Milburn DCVO CBE
Group Chief Executive
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).
Group General Counsel
Simon joined The Trust in February 2017 and assists Dame Martina Milburn with the governance of The Prince’s Trust Group, he also leads the Legal, Governance, Risk and Internal Audit functions of The Prince’s Trust.
Simon is Company Secretary of The Prince’s Trust, Prince’s Trust International and Prince’s Trust Trading Limited.
Previously Simon was General Counsel & Company Secretary at WWF and prior to that Deputy General Counsel at Save the Children.
Simon started his legal career specialising in international finance law with a particular focus on infrastructure projects in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa.
He has a MA in International Peace and Security and the role of the UN Security Council.