Michelle joined Prince’s Trust Australia in August 2021. She has 30 years experience as a manager and editor in Australia, London and Nigeria.
For a decade, she was managing editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly, overseeing the profiling of world and Australian historic events, and co-ordinating campaigns on important issues such as drought, domestic violence and ovarian cancer.
Michelle launched The Farmer magazine, which supports primary producers, and was instrumental in a major campaign to increase vaccinations for the potentially deadly Q fever. She also moderated major farming conferences and debates. The Farmer won awards in Australia and UK for its innovative way of communicating with farmers and amplifying their message to government, business and other stakeholders.
Most recently, she launched DARE magazine, which supports the interests and wellbeing of over 100,000 Australians aged over 50. As a volunteer, Michelle edited the Australian Women’s Health Diary, which raises extensive funds for breast cancer research, and delivers meals for Meals on Wheels.
Justin joined 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.
Faye joined 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.
Jasmine joined Prince's Trust Australia in 2017. She oversees the Defence Members portfolio, 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.
Dean joined 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 connects people from different countries and cultures.
Alexander joined 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.
Asitha joined Prince's Trust Australia in April 2019. He initially came on board to ensure the successful implementation and delivery of programs across all portfolios. He now provides coordination and support to the Young people program.
Asitha has a background in financial planning and civil engineering. He is utilises these skills and passion to develop capabilities and create sustainable impact across communities. He founded the Victorian Sri Lankan Youth Association and volunteers as Board Member for Possible Dreams International.
Lydia joined 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.
Joining the Prince’s Trust Australia team in April 2021, Myf has over 5 years experience working in Project and Event Management. She is dedicated to the delivery of programs and events for defence members and their families.
She is passionate in seeing the implementation of programs from start to finish, and has a strong desire to help others. Her ultimate goal is to see the positive change and impact the programs have on participants.
Julie served as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 until her resignation in 2018. She was the first female to hold the role as well as the first female Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, serving for 11 years. In a political career spanning over 20 years, Julie also served as Minister for Education, Science and Training, Minister for Women’s Issues and Minister for Ageing. Prior to entering politics, Ms Bishop was Managing Partner of the law firm
Clayton Utz in Perth.
Julie is the Chancellor of Australian National University, Chair of Telethon Kids Institute, a member of various international advisory boards and Patron of Shooting Stars – an education programme for young Aboriginal girls. In 2020 Julie was awarded a Fisher Family Fellowship for the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs and in 2021 she was awarded the Kissinger Fellowship at The McCain Institute of International Leadership at Arizona State University. Julie has also established a boutique advisory firm, Julie Bishop and Partners.
Ian is a corporate advisor and a company director. Born in the UK, he moved to Australia as a journalist in 1986. He became an advisor to State political leaders before leading one of Australia’s largest communications and public affairs agencies. He established boutique consultancy Bespoke Approach and brings extensive political, business and media networks and vast experience in strategic corporate, non-profit and government advisory work.
He is the United Kingdom’s Honorary Consul in South Australia and is deeply involved in refugee advocacy, chairing Barefoot To Boots, which assists people in refugee camps and in their host communities. He is on the Council of the University of South Australia, chairs Adelaide United Football Club’s advisory board and a director of Developing East Arnhem Limited, based in Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory where he works extensively with indigenous and remote communities.
Dame Martina is Group Chief Executive of Prince’s Trust, responsible for its six charitable organisations: UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA and International. She began her career in journalism and has been CEO of CAFOD and the BBC Children in Need Appeal, and has been a trustee of several charities. She also chaired the Social Mobility Commission in 2019-2020.
Juliet has been a journalist for more than 30 years, working between the UK and Australia for a variety of magazines and newspapers as a writer and editor and is currently Editor-At-Large at The Australian Women's Weekly. She is also a non-fiction author. Her books include The Writing on the Wall, an investigation into what happened to her father’s family during the Holocaust, Rising Heart, the memoir of Aminata Conteh-Biger, a refugee from Sierra Leone, and The Royals in Australia, an investigation behind the scenes of almost 150 years of royal visits.
Dominic was raised in Australia and England and educated at the University of Cambridge and The Prince of Wales’ Institute of Architecture. He is the co-Founder of Our Place which creates places that celebrate local identity, mixed uses, sustainable communities and walkable neighbourhoods. Dominic was formerly Vice Chair and Director of The Prince’s Foundation.
Karim migrated to Australia in the early ‘80s from East Africa. While working as a QSR Director with EG Australia, in his voluntary capacity he serves on various boards and is currently serving as the President of the Shia Imami Ismaili Council for Australia and New Zealand overseeing the social governance of the Ismaili community in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
Shaun is the founder, CEO and Managing Director of the Precision Group. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Major in Jurisprudence), Bachelor of Law, and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Adelaide and is a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation and the President’s Council of the Art Gallery of NSW. His philanthropic ventures include Deputy Chair of Life Education Australia, a Director of the Chinese Language and Culture Education Foundation of Australia, and founder of the Heartfelt Foundation.