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Dame Martina Milburn DCVO, CBE

CEO, The Prince’s Trust Group

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Dame Martina Milburn DCVO CBE joined The Prince’s Trust in May 2004 and became Group Chief Executive in 2017. She is responsible for overseeing the success of the six charitable organisations within the Prince’s Trust Group covering the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and International. Dame Martina trained and began her career as a journalist. Dame Martina has been a trustee of several charities including the National Citizen Service and Capital City College Group. In 2018, she became Chair of the Social Mobility Commission. Dame Martina received a CBE for services to charity in 2013. In the 2017 New Year Honours list she received the honour of Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO).


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