John Landerer CBE AM
Chief Executive, The Prince’s Trust Group
The Prince’s Trust Australia Trustee/Director
Dame 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.
She 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 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.
She 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. She is also a Trustee of The Prince’s Trust Australia. 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).
The Prince’s Trust Australia Trustee/Director
Director, Invictus Games Sydney 2018
Cheryl Bart AO is a lawyer and company director and serves as a non-executive Director on the boards of S.G. Fleet Ltd, M.E. Bank, F.F.A. (Football Federation Australia), Audio Pixel Holdings Ltd, TEDxSydney, Moriah College Foundation, and the Australian Himalayan Foundation.
She is the immediate past Chairman of A.N.Z. Trustees Ltd, the E.P.A. (Environment Protection Agency), South Australian Film Corporation, the Adelaide International Film Festival and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. In 2016, Cheryl stepped down from the boards of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Spark Infrastructure Ltd, South Australia Power Networks, and the Local Organising Committee of the 2015 Asian Cup. Cheryl is currently a patron of SportsConnect and an Ambassador of the Australian Himalayan Foundation.
Cheryl is also an award-winning and record-breaking Australian adventurer. Alongside her daughter, Nikki, she was part of the first ever mother/daughter pair to summit the world’s tallest mountain, Mt Everest. They were also the first mother-daughter duo to complete the Seven Summits; climbing the highest peak of every continent in the world.
In 2008, she and her daughter were recognised with the Australian Geographic Spirit of Adventure award and in 2009, Cheryl was awarded an AO for services to South Australia in economic and cultural development, leadership, work with welfare organisations and contribution to sport. Cheryl skied unsupported to the South Pole in January 2012, and to the North Pole in 2014. She is the first Australian woman to complete the Explorer’s Grand Slam (Seven Summits plus North and South Pole). Cheryl is married to Fred Bart and they have two children, Nikki and James.
Peter Leahy retired from the Army in July 2008 after a 37 year career as a soldier. He concluded his career in the Army with the rank of Lieutenant General after a six year appointment as the Chief of Army.
He commanded the Australian Army during a period of unprecedented operational activity, challenge, tempo and change and wrote and spoke extensively on the changing nature of warfare and the need to counter new threats. He is an experienced commander and leader who is highly regarded internationally having been recognised at the highest levels by the United States, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, France and Cambodia.
Since leaving the Army Peter has joined the University of Canberra as a Professor and the foundation Director of the National Security Institute. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been appointed to the Boards of Codan Limited and Electro Optic Systems Holdings Limited. He is also involved in charities as the Chairman of both Soldier On and the Red Shield Appeal Committee for the Australian Capital Territory and as a Trustee of The Prince’s Trust Australia.
Peter was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2007 for eminent service to the Australian Defence Force in command of the Australian Army and strategic staff appointments.
Holly Ransom is CEO of Emergent, a consultancy she founded to help businesses adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world. Holly’s CV would be impressive in someone 15 years her senior, let alone someone still shy of her 30th birthday. From chairing the G20 World Youth Summit, to becoming the youngest person in Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women, she also sits on the board of the Port Adelaide AFL club. Her clients include Microsoft, KPMG and the Australian Institute of Sport, and she completed her first Ironman triathlon in 2016. Hers has been a life less ordinary, and she thrives on empowering others to realise their own potential.
Holly Ransom combines the fearless innovation of youth with a wisdom well beyond her years. Relentless, revolutionary, yet entirely relatable; her gift is making the very complex seem very, very simple. A memorable and inspiring speaker who can command any room, few walk away without having their perspectives challenged and often altered for the good.
Director, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Our Place; Chairman and Co-Founder, Prosper Education; former Vice Chairman and Director of The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community
The Prince’s Trust Australia Trustee/Director
Dominic Richards has been inspired by the sustainability work of HRH The Prince of Wales and has gained a deep understanding of the impact of the built environment on the quality of life of those living and working within it. Dominic has served as Vice Chairman and Director of The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community and is a Trustee of the Prince’s Trust Australia.
Dominic was raised in Australia and England and educated at the University of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales’ Institute of Architecture.
Dominic is the Founder and Chief Placemaker of Our Place, a dynamic architect developer specialising in creating places that celebrate local identity, mixed uses, sustainable communities and walkable neighbourhoods. Our Place is currently regenerating urban sites in London and Norwich as well as creating a new settlement for 10,000 people in the South of England. Our Place builds vibrant communities through creative and innovative design, community engagement and by investing in long-term placemaking.
Dominic is the co-founder and Chairman of Prosper Education, an education enterprise based in Sydney, Shanghai and London committed to creating incredible beginnings for children with a new standard of education.
Paul Sheahan was an Australian Test cricketer who played thirty-one Tests and three ‘One-Day Internationals’ as an opening and middle order batsman between 1967 and 1974. During his time as a Test cricketer he toured England twice (1968 and 1972), as well as India and South Africa.
He was educated at the University of Melbourne and rose to become Principal of his old school, Geelong College, and later Headmaster at Melbourne Grammar School, a position he held until his retirement in 2009. He is also the Chair of the Energy & Water Ombudsman (Vic), a Director of Drinkwise (Australia) and the Queen Victoria Market, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Australian International School (Singapore).
Mr. Sheahan has been closely involved with a number of educational committees, in particular, as Trustee (and formerly Director) of the Sir Robert Menzies Foundation, a non-profit organization which offers scholarships for research and postgraduate study. He was elected President of the Melbourne Cricket Club in 2011 and was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2014 for significant service to secondary education as a teacher, and through roles with sporting, charitable and community organisations.
Peter Yu is a Yawuru Man from Broome in the Kimberley region in North West Australia with over 35 years experience in Indigenous development and advocacy in the Kimberley and at the state, national and international level. Peter was a key negotiator on behalf of the Yawuru Native Title Holders with the Western Australian State Government and Shire of Broome over the landmark 2010 Yawuru Native Title Agreement and is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Yawuru Corporate Group.
He has been an advocate for the social, cultural and economic advancement and well-being of Kimberley and other Aboriginal communities for his entire career. Over this period he has been instrumental in the development of many community-based organisations and initiatives which have had an enduring influence on the Kimberley region in particular. He was Executive Director of the Kimberley Land Council during the 1990s and had a national leadership role negotiating the Federal Government’s response to the 1992 Mabo High Court judgement on Native Title.
Peter’s former roles include Deputy Chair of the Indigenous Land Corporation, Chair of the W.A. Aboriginal Housing Board, a member of the Board of the WA Museum, the National Museum of Australia Board where he led the recent British Museum and NMA exhibitions of Australian Indigenous cultural objects. He is currently a Board Member of the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd (N.A.I.L.S.M.A. Ltd), Deputy Chair of the A.F.L. Aboriginal Advisory Committee, Deputy Chair of Broome Future Ltd, and was recently invited to be a Council Member of the Governing Board of the Australian National University.