Senior Management Team
The Senior Management Team is responsible for
the leadership, strategy and priorities of the organisation, for
the delivery of the Business Plan and Budget, and for the overall
day to day running of The Trust.
Martina Milburn, CBE
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 as a commissioner on the Government’s Commission for Adult
Vocational Learning. She 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 also chairs the Fundraising Implementation Group, which
aims to co-ordinate the fundraising activities of the group of
Prince’s Charities and 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.
Director of Human
Steve joined The Trust from Sue Ryder Care, where he had been HR
Director for three and a half years. Before Sue Ryder, Steve was at
Barclays, where he undertook a number of senior HR jobs, including
Head of HR for Barclays Business Banking and HR Director for
Barclays Corporate Banking. He has extensive experience in the
development of HR strategy, change management, diversity,
leadership and management development.
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
Director of Fundraising
Julian joined The Prince’s Trust in 1999 and has held a number
of fundraising roles including corporate and major donor
development. Since 2002 Julian has led on the creation of The
Trust’s successful Leadership Group concept and a number of other
new fundraising initiatives including the Invest in Futures gala
dinner. Prior to joining The Prince’s Trust, Julian worked in
fundraising at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Great
Ormond Street Hospital.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Nigel joined The Trust as Chief Financial Officer in July 2012
from PwC where he was a Partner from 1989 working in audit,
corporate finance and transaction services ('TS') roles. For many
years he was responsible for the PwC Regional TS team (covering all
offices outside of Central London) comprising some 10 partners and
80 staff. He also had a 'sideline' in events and hosted the PLC
Awards (often called the City Oscars) for 16 years and set up The
techMARK Awards in 2000 . He was personally responsible for setting
up the charity collections at these events, which during his tenure
raised over £450,000, principally for children focused charities
including The Prince's Trust.
Rosemary Watt - Wyness
Director of Policy and
Rosemary joined The Trust at the end of 2006 as Director for
London. Three years later she led the successful merger of the new
London and South East region. Regional delivery grew each year to
support nearly 8,000 young people. Rosemary was then appointed
Director for the South of England before becoming The Trust’s
Director of Policy and Strategy. Before joining The Trust Rosemary
was Chief Executive of a mental health charity and Deputy Director
of an innovative homelessness prevention charity. She established
the first project in the UK to mediate between young homeless
people and their families. She has an extensive background in young
people’s services and leading change.