Our Team

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Justin Hewitt

Executive Director & Director of Sustainable Communities
Justin joined The Prince's Trust Australia in June 2018. Justin is an archaeologist by trade and has 20 years experience working across the heritage, development and tourism sector. He has previously worked for the UK based sustainable development company, Our Place, and spent ten years with the NSW Government for The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Property NSW. Justin is an experienced project manager and has delivered projects with in a wide range of areas including heritage, conservation, adaptive re-use and new development. His current work with Prince’s Trust Australia includes delivering a new exemplar development in Sydney and championing sustainable urbanism through education and training programs. Justin is the Chapter Chairman of INTBAU Australia (International Network of Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism), spent the last 10 years as a member of the National Trust Australia (NSW) Industrial Heritage Committee and has served in the Army Reserve with the Royal New South Wales Regiment.
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Jasmine Cooper Sutton

Director for Defence Members
Jasmine joined The Prince's Trust Australia in 2017. She manages the Enterprise for Veterans program, supporting enterprise skill-building and self-employment pathways for Australian veterans and their families. Jasmine’s professional background includes public affairs, community engagement, major events and project management for government and not-for-profit sectors, including the U.S. Embassy in Australia, Edinburgh Global Partnerships, and as Organizer of the 2017 inaugural TEDxFulbrightMelbourne. She holds a Masters with Honours in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh, a Masters in International and Public Law from the University of Melbourne, and runs her own photography business.
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Alexander Dowthwaite

Project Coordinator - Sustainable Communities
Alexander joined The Prince's Trust Australia in February 2020. With his background in architecture and the built environment, he is passionate about building sustainable communities through good architecture and urban design. Alexander is responsible for the implementation of new educational programs, developments and thought leadership activities for building Sustainable Communities. Alexander is also Deputy Chairman of INTBAU Australia, which promotes traditional building, architecture and urbanism in Australia.
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Faye Ryan

Director of Operations
Faye joined The Prince's Trust Australia Limited in June 2019. New to the not for profit sector after an extensive career in financial services, Faye has held senior management roles in Australia, Asia and the United States. Faye is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of Melbourne and a Master Degree from Melbourne University Law School in Banking and Finance Law. Faye also has a GAICD qualification in corporate governance. With strong relationship management, negotiation, and product implementation skills, Faye is responsible for the financial, compliance, HR, legal and all administrative aspects of Prince’s Trust Australia and supports the team in the areas of philanthropy, service delivery and governance. Faye is involved in a number of committees, enjoys professional mentoring and meeting people.
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Dean Delia

Director for Young People
Dean joined The Prince’s Trust Australia in 2018. He is responsible for developing and delivering PTA’s approach to supporting youth in Australia. Dean has previously led Australian youth initiatives through The Foundation for Young Australians and High Resolves and has founded several start-up businesses. He is a Nexus Australia Outreach Ambassador and in his spare time leads international volunteer trips that promote sustainable community development and connect people from different countries and cultures.
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Asitha Bandaranayaka

Project Coordinator - Young People
Asitha joined The Prince's Trust Australia in April 2019. He works collaboratively across the organisation to ensure the successful implementation and delivery of programs for Young People, Enterprise for Veterans, and Sustainable Communities. Asitha has a background in financial planning and a passion for creating sustainable impact in communities. He founded the Victorian Sri Lankan Youth Association and volunteers as Fundraising Coordinator for Possible Dreams International.
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Lydia Teychenne

Program Coordinator - Defence Members & Their Families
Lydia joined The Prince’s Trust Australia in September 2020. Lydia has 20 years’ experience as a producer, event manager, partnership manager and general manager for major performing arts festivals and interdisciplinary arts organisations. She has planned and delivered major programs and produced complex cross-cultural artistic collaborations between Australia, Asia and Europe. She has extensive experience touring Australian productions to international arts festivals. She holds a Bachelor of Dramatic Art from Victorian College of the Arts, and a Master of Diplomacy and Trade from Monash University. Lydia recently co-wrote a chapter on Cultural Diplomacy for Strangers Next Door? Indonesia and Australia in the Asian Century (Hart Publishing). Lydia sat on the Duntroon Community Centre Management Committee (2020) and is a spouse of an Australian Defence Force Officer.