Our Team

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Christopher John

Chief Executive
Christopher started as Chief Executive of Prince's Trust Australia on 25 March 2019. He was previously the Chief Executive of two regional Australian charities, Lifeline Hobart (based in Tasmania) and United Synergies Limited (based in Queensland). He brings a deep understanding of the challenges facing many Australian families, along with a real passion for delivering high-quality support to those in need. Christopher is experienced in the delivery of services across child protection, homelessness, training and employment, mental health, suicide prevention and suicide bereavement. He led both Lifeline Hobart and United Synergies through substantial growth and improved measurable impact for their beneficiaries.

Dean Delia

Director - 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.
Jasmine Cooper Sutton

Jasmine Cooper Sutton

Director - Enterprise for Veterans
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.

Asitha Bandaranayaka

Project Coordinator
Asitha joined The Prince's Trust Australia on 1 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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Claire McCarthy

Director of Philanthropy
Claire joined The Prince's Trust Australia team on 1 April 2019. She has led the fundraising and philanthropy function for a range of non-profit organisations, most recently with Bear Cottage Children’s Hospice in Sydney and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation. Claire has extensive experience in developing philanthropic strategies, stakeholder engagement and income generation. She has a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling.
Justin Hewitt

Justin Hewitt

Director - Sustainable Communities
Justin joined The Prince's Trust Australia in 2018. A heritage professional by background, Justin is committed to the conservation and promotion of our built and natural environments. He recently contributed to the restoration of Deltroit Station, a significant heritage property in the Riverina of New South Wales. His current work with PTA includes advising on a new exemplar mid-rise development in Sydney, and promoting the principles of sustainable communities through training and development. Justin is Australian Chapter Chairman of the International Network of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU), an educational charity founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. He is a technical committee member for the National Trust Australia (NSW) and has served in the Army Reserve with the Royal New South Wales Regiment.

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