Meet the Trustees of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, as well as our Secretary General, John May OBE DL.

Find out more about our International Council here.

HRH The Earl of Wessex
HRH The Earl of Wessex and Forfar KG GCVO
His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex and Forfar KG GCVO is the youngest child of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh and a full-time...
Howard Williamson
Dr Howard Willamson CVO CBE, UK
Howard Willamson
Dr Howard Willamson CVO CBE is Professor of European Youth Policy at the University of South Wales in the United Kingdom. He is a...
Garth Weston
Garth Weston, UK
Garth Weston
Garth is the regional president and general manager for AB Mauri China East Asia Pacific. As a businessman with international interests,...
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith, UK
Andrew Smith
Andrew retired as a partner at PwC in 2009. Specialising in financial services at the beginning of his career, Andrew later moved into...
Muna Issa
Muna Issa, Jamaica
Muna Issa
Muna is a loyal supporter of the Award and has for many years been involved with the World Fellowship. She works for her family business...
Wale Edun Trustee
Adebayo Olawale Edun, Nigeria
Adebayo Olawale Edun
Olawale (Wale) has a background in merchant banking, corporate finance, economics and international finance at both national and...
Rock Chen Trustee
Rock Chen SBS JP, Hong Kong
Rock Chen SBS JP
Rock is the Chairman of Pacific Falcon Investment Group Limited which is engaged in proprietary asset management, venture and real estate...
Lord Boateng
The Rt Hon The Lord Boateng PC DL, UK
Rt Hon
The Right Hon The Lord Boateng worked as a barrister before becoming a Member of the British Parliament in 1987, serving for 20 years....
Paul Bell
Paul Bell, UK
Paul Bell
Paul started his career as a journalist, writing and reporting on South Africa's transition from apartheid. In the mid-1990s he served as...
Allie Barot 2020
Allie Barot, USA
Allie Barot LLM
Allie currently works as Chief Human Resources Officer for RXR Realty, a real estate investment firm based in New York. Her 25 years of...
Jiri Zrust
Jiri Zrust, Czech Republic – Honorary Chair of the Award’s World Fellowship (not a Trustee role)
Jiri Zrust
Honorary Chair of the World Fellowship, Jiri started his involvement with the charity in 2009, and in 2010 he took on the role of Chairman...
Sir Ashok J Rabheru KCVO DL – Chairman – Joint Funding Committee (not a Trustee role)
Sir Ashok J Rabheru KCVO DL
In his role, Sir Ashok helps co-ordinate fundraising efforts internationally and across the global Duke of Edinburgh’s International...
John May CEO
John May OBE DL Secretary General
John May OBE
John is a campaigner, storyteller, youth worker, independent diplomat, writer, broadcaster, urban cyclist and mischief-maker who has spent...