Meet the team at the Prudence Trust.
Founder & Trustee Director
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
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.
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
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 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.
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.
Team Executive Assistant
Trish was most recently working for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport supporting the delivery of various national events. She has several years’ experience in the grant-making sector at The Bromley Trust and Comic Relief.
Clare has worked for UK-wide grant makers focussing on social justice and disadvantaged communities, including The Legal Education Foundation and The Clothworkers’ Foundation.
Family Executive Assistant
Catriona has worked with the Prudence Trust since it was established in 2020, and with the trust’s founder, Prue MacLeod, since 2017. Before this she worked in the legal sector.
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