The governing body of The Prince’s Trust Australia is its Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible in law for the work of the Trust and is comprised of leaders from across Australia’s business, philanthropic and community sectors.


John Landerer - Sep 2018

John Landerer founded Landerer & Company in 1973. Under his guidance the firm has become prominent in the field of commerce, real estate and litigation. Over the years, John has been a Chairman and a Director of numerous public companies, employing thousands of people. Additionally, John has also served on Audit Committees, Corporate Governance Committees and Environmental and Safety Committees.

Born in the Czech Republic and raised in Paris and Australia, John was educated at Sydney University, where his commitment to law and education began. John’s dedication to education has seen the inception of a number of funding initiatives, including scholarships for indigenous students at Western Sydney University, a Moot Court at a number of universities and exemplary opportunities for young Australians to develop their experience in Europe. John worked alongside the Australian, British, Republic of Italy and French Governments to develop programs for Australian students to enhance their abilities in the fields of law, art, architecture, fashion design and cancer research.

John has been President of the Sydney Jewish Museum and Chairman of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Foundation at the University of Sydney. He was also on the Board of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children and the Garvan Foundation.

John is an Honorary Fellow at Sydney and Tel Aviv University, and has been recognised with a degree of Doctorate of Law (honoris causa) from Macquarie University. John has also been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia, Commander of the Order of the British Empire and Commander of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity.

Deputy Chairman

Dominic Richards

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.

Dame Martina - Square

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. 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).

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Holly Ransom

CEO of Emergent

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.