UK Executive Committee

Nick Stace

UK Chief Executive

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Nick Stace has been the UK CEO of The Prince’s Trust since October 2017 and is a board member of the National Trust and the Financial Conduct Authority.

Nick was previously the CEO of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons where he brought in a new Royal Charter, launched major initiatives in mental health and took the College into the top 25 UK Great Places to Work.

As a long-standing consumer champion, Nick was CEO of Australian consumer group Choice, deputy CEO of Which? in the UK and a board director of Consumers’ International. He was formerly director of strategic communications for Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the time of the global financial crisis. Until the end of 2017, Nick was also the Chair of Governor’s at the Royal Agricultural University.

Tara Leathers

Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Income and Innovation)

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Tara Leathers has worked at The Trust since 2005, first as a volunteer and then in the Corporate Partnerships team. She then spent two years in Mumbai working as India Development Director for Human Rights Watch, before returning to The Trust as Director of Fundraising in 2013.

Prior to her work for non-profit organisations Tara worked in publishing for 10 years, initially at Euromoney Institutional Investor plc running international investment conferences and later at Dennis Publishing, where she was publisher of a group of consumer technology magazines.

Tara was educated in Economics at the University of Manchester and in 2013 at the University of Singapore's Public Policy School where she took executive training in non-profit leadership.

Wayne Orr  

Chief Operating Officer

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Wayne is a qualified chartered accountant, with a long career as a senior finance professional, building that career in both the private and public sector over the past 15 years. Having commenced his career with two social enterprise charities in South London, Wayne went on to work for Sodexo Justice, Virgin Group, Mitie, NATS, HMRC, MOJ and Interserve. In 2014, Wayne re-entered the charity sector, joining Catch22 as their Commercial Director. Wayne joined The Princes Trust in December 2017 as Interim Finance Director from Parkinson’s UK, where he fulfilled a similar role, before being appointed permanent COO in June 2018.

Wayne is passionate about seeing young people succeed, particularly those with a challenging background, and being part of their journey to help them fulfil their potential. Outside of work, Wayne has mentored young entrepreneurs, including one who went on to become a stylist for the Jamaican Olympic team. He has also run youth groups, community football teams and set up a youth night club event in South London.

Ian Jeffers

Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Design and Delivery)

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Ian joined The Trust in 2009 as the Director for Northern Ireland and was appointed Operations Director in March 2016.

Ian started his career as an engineer and then moved to the world of Sales and Marketing.  Ian was previously Managing Director of ASG PR and became the chairman of the Institute of Public Relations in Northern Ireland. He was also part of the founding team of CableTel (Virgin Media) in Northern Ireland and subsequently became Managing Director for Cambridge Cable, the CEO of ntl Ireland and the Managing Director of ntl in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In 2005 Ian took a year out and became a watch leader on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. On his return from the high seas he took on a series of interim leadership roles before joining The Prince's Trust.  Ian is also a Board member of The Probation Board of Northern Ireland. 

Group Roles

Simon Major 

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.