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Our people

Meet the team at the Prudence Trust.

Prue MaCleod

Founder & Trustee Director

Guy Elliott

Chair & Trustee Director

Current Chair of the Sir John Soane’s Museum. Formerly Deputy Chairman, Senior Independent Director of SABMiller and of Cadbury, Non Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell, Chief Financial Officer at Rio Tinto. Formerly a member of the development boards at the Art Fund and the Canterbury Trust.

Peter Bennett-Jones CBE

Trustee Director

Entertainment business, producer and agent. Trustee of Liverpool Playhouse. Former Chair of Comic Relief/Sport Relief and Save the Children UK. Former trustee of Oxford Playhouse, RADA and the National Theatre.

Beatrice Hollond

Trustee Director

Chairman of F&C Investment Trust, board member of Brown Advisory, Trustee of the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Supernumerary Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. Various other directorships.

Julia Samuel MBE UKCP

Trustee Director

BACP Acc. Psychotherapist for over 30 years specialising in grief. Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK and a Vice President of BACP. Member of the Imperial College Research Ethics Committee.

Tara Leathers


Tara is the Director of the Prudence Trust. Previously Deputy Chief Executive of the youth charity The Prince’s Trust, Development Director for India at Human Rights Watch, formerly Trustee of Young Women’s Trust.

Lin Richardson

Head of Grants

Lin’s career in the philanthropy sector spans two decades and previous roles include Deputy CEO and Head of Grants at the Wolfson Foundation and Director of Grants and Impact at the Vision Foundation.

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The wellbeing of our young people is one of the most pressing societal challenges of our time. To meet that challenge we need to fundamentally rethink our approach to research. We need to think prevention not cure.

Eamon McCrory
Member of the Prudence Trust Mental Health Advisory Panel