Transforming lives, Breaking Bias & Supporting Equality
Diversity and inclusion are integral to our mission and governance structure. Meet our female Trustees who use their skills and expertise to help The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund create a gender equal world, a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that is equitable and inclusive. As we celebrate international women's day this week, we highlight the achievements of our Trustees - Baroness Casey of Blackstock, Kristin Rechberger, Dame Julie Moore and The Honourable Mrs. Sarah Butler-Sloss. Along with the entire board, they help PWCF transform lives and build sustainable communities.
Dame Louise Casey, Baroness Casey of Blackstock, DBE joined the PWCF board in 2018. She is a member of the House of Lords and former Director General of the Department for Communities and Local Government. She was head of Rough Sleepers’ Unit, Respect Task Force and Director of the national Anti-Social Behaviour Unit.
In 2010, Dame Louise became the UK’s first Victims’ Commissioner, and in 2015 she was appointed Director General of the government’s Troubled Families programme, helping troubled families turn their lives around. In the same year she was asked by then-Prime Minister David Cameron to undertake a review of community cohesion and extremism, the findings of which were published in October 2016.
Dame Louise supported the government’s emergency pandemic response, as Chair of the Covid-19 Rough Sleeping Taskforce. She is now an independent advisor for social policy and Chair of the Institute of Global Homelessness which she co-founded in 2017.
Kristin Rechberger was appointed to the PWCF board in 2020. She is CEO at Dynamic Planet which aims to scale successful conservation initiatives through business. Prior to founding Dynamic Planet, Kristin was Senior Vice President of Global Programs and Partnerships at the National Geographic Society, where over 14 years she helped lead its global expansion by launching and growing its international cable channels, global corporate partnerships division, and global research, conservation, and exploration programs.
In 2009, Kristin was selected to join the Young Global Leader community of the World Economic Forum where she currently serves on the Advisory Council and works with several initiatives including oceans, the shared economy, and the future of global development.
Dame Julie Moore joined the PWCF board in 2016. She was CEO of University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) from 2006 until 2018. Under her leadership, UHB gained an international reputation for quality of care, research and development and for its expertise in IT and informatics.
Dame Julie has contributed to Education reforms as part of the Government’s Future Forum. She was an independent member of the Office for the Strategic Coordination of Health Research, a member of the Dalton Review into New Models of Hospital Provision and chaired the HSJ Commission on Hospital Care for Frail Older People. She is also a founder member and former Chair of the Shelford Group, ten leading academic hospitals in England.
Dame Julie is Professor of Healthcare Systems at the University of Warwick, a Non-Executive Director of the 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, non-executive Director at Worcester Hospital, adviser to Newton Consulting and is part of the UK Novartis Industry Council.
Sarah Butler-Sloss is internationally recognised for her work in the field of green energy over the past 20 years. She is Founder of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy and chair of the Ashden Trust – a London-based charity that focuses on sustainable energy and development. Asden Trust is one of the Sainsbury Family Trusts, established in 1989. The Trust supports programmes focusing on climate change, sustainable development, or improving the quality of life in poorer communities.
Sarah was formerly a trustee of Forum for the Future, and is a member of the Advisory group for Schumacher College and the Development Steering Board of the British Academy.
We are incredibly proud of the achievements of our Trustees who work alongside Sir Ian Cheshire, Chair of the board and Sir Ken Olisa, who recently joined the board.