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 Prince’s Trust in May 2004, having been Chief Executive of the BBC Children in Need Appeal since 2000. She is also a Director of Prince’s Trust Trading Limited and a trustee of sister charity Prince’s Trust International.
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 boards of the National Citizen Service and Big Bang Education CIC. 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 is a trustee of the Prince of Wales Foundation in the USA 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 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.
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.
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.
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 School Governor and a Youth Leader at her local Youth Club.
Sarah joined The Prince’s Trust as Company Secretary in 2011. Sarah is responsible for all Corporate Governance, providing guidance and advice to the Trustee and Advisory Boards of The Trust and its subsidiaries, in addition to being the Royal Liaison.
Sarah is also a trustee 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, before joining them to found the Trehaven Group of companies.