Martina Milburn

Martina Milburn, CBE 

Chief Executive 

Martina joined The 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). Martina has been a Trustee of several charities and currently sits on the board of the National Citizen Service. 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.

Martina has recently stepped down as Chair of the Fundraising Implementation Group, which aims to co-ordinate the fundraising activities of the group of Prince’s Charities. 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.

Steve Wiggins

Steve Wiggins

Director of Human Resources

After initially being apprenticed in the water engineering industry, Steve moved to banking and then specialised later in HR.

He joined The Trust in 2006 from Sue Ryder Care, where he had been HR Director for the healthcare charity. Before Sue Ryder, Steve was at Barclays, where he undertook several senior HR and general management roles. He is a previous Chair of the Charities HR Network and has extensive experience in HR strategy, change management and leadership development.

Paul Brown

Paul Brown

Director of Marketing and Communications

The strength of The Prince's Trust brand makes us a positive choice for our young clients, supporters and partners alike. Paul leads The Trust's marketing and communications team who are dedicated to the task of spreading our message to the widest possible audience while building long term value in the brand.

Paul joined The Trust in 2002, became head of marketing in 2005 and joined the senior management team in 2007. Previously, Paul managed marketing campaigns for a range of sports, arts and leisure venues. From 1996 to 2002 he was head of marketing at Arts & Business - a charity which, like The Trust, has HRH The Prince of Wales as its President.

Tara Leathers

Tara Leathers

Director of Fundraising

As the Director of Fundraising, Tara oversees private and public sector partnerships. Tara has returned to The Trust after two years in Mumbai working as India Development Director for Human Rights Watch, and was previously Deputy Director of Fundraising.

She started working with The Trust in 2005, first as a volunteer and then in the Corporate Partnerships team.

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.

Alan Kennedy

Alan Kennedy

Director of Operations

Having started in the hotel industry with Trusthouse Forte and Granada, Alan went on to join Whitbread PLC where he was responsible for the management and development of several brands, including Beefeater and David Lloyd. He led regional teams of 700 people. He moved on to become Operations Director at Punch Taverns and, subsequently, a board director for Route Organisation, a business services provider in the leisure industry.

In his most recent role as Director of Operations at Companion Care Ltd, Alan was responsible for running and growing an innovative and complex veterinary practice network based in Pets at Home stores across the country. Alan already has links with The Trust and is a business mentor for five young people in the Staffordshire area - something he started in 2009. He also coaches a local junior football team. He joined The Trust in September 2011.

Richard Chadwick

Richard Chadwick

Director of Programmes and Development

Richard is responsible ensuring that the quality and relevance of our offer to young people at every stage of their journey with The Prince’s Trust is maximised. Richard has worked for The Prince’s Trust since 2007, and was formerly a Deputy Director in both the Finance and Programme departments and responsible for the initial set-up of Prince’s Trust International.

Prior to joining The Trust Richard worked in management roles in the Telecommunications and Retail sectors at both Carphone Warehouse PLC and Cable & Wireless PLC. Before that he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in the mid 1990s. Richard is a Governor of a successful Academy school in London and also a volunteer mentor for The Prince’s Trust.

Jo Passingham

Joann Passingham

Finance Director

Joann is an experienced finance leader with a strong record of achievement throughout her career at both an EMEA and a Global level. She has held various senior finance and strategic leadership roles, most recently with a top Global BPO provider Sitel, where she initially held the post of EMEA Chief Financial Officer and subsequently Senior Vice President in the Global Sales and Commercial function. Prior to Sitel, Joann played a key role in the growth of global BPO organisation Williams Lea as part of the Leadership team working on various Merger and Acquisitions activity and leading the European finance function.

An active member of her local community, Joann is a Youth Leader at her local Youth Club and Partner with Early-Intervention programme.

Sarah Haidry

Sarah Haidry

Company Secretary

Sarah joined The Prince’s Trust as Company Secretary and Senior Head of the Chief Executive’s Office in 2011. Sarah is responsible for all Corporate Governance, providing guidance and advice to the Trustee and Advisory Boards of The Trust, in addition to the daily operational management of the Chief Executive’s Office and Royal Liaison. Sarah is also a Director of Prince’s Trust International and sits on the Council of The National Trust.

Sarah began her career at a software company, before working for the Chairman and Managing Director of Nelson Bakewell Ltd. Following this she helped found the Trehaven Group of companies in its current entity and was responsible for the Operational Management and Corporate Governance of up to 27 subsidiary companies.