We're governed by a group of independent trustees who bring a wealth of different backgrounds, experience and disciplines to the board

Sir Michael Hintze, AM - Chairman

Sir Michael is the founder and Chief Executive of CQS, a global multi-strategy asset management group with over £8 billion under management. Prior to this, Michael was Managing Director in the Leveraged Funds Group at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) after a period as Managing Director and European Head of Convertibles. Before joining CSFB in 1996, Michael worked at Goldman Sachs for 12 years in a variety of senior roles after leaving Salomon Brothers, New York in 1984. He began his career as an Electrical Design Engineer for Civil and Civic Pty Ltd in Australia before serving in the Australian Army as a Captain in the Regular Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

Michael has significant and wide-ranging philanthropic interests and to consolidate these, the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation was established in 2005. Since inception, almost 200 charities have received funding from the Foundation.  Major donations have, amongst others, provided funding to Trinity Hospice in south London, established the chair of International Security at the University of Sydney and enabled the restoration of Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Pauline Chapel at the Vatican. The beneficial impact of the Foundation on cultural organisations in the UK include the sponsorship of the Sculpture and Medieval and Renaissance galleries at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the provision of vital funding to the Old Vic Theatre in London, where Michael is co-Chairman of the Old Vic Endowment Trust. Michael is a Trustee of the National Gallery, where he assisted in securing Titian’s Diana and Actaeon for the nation, and of the Wandsworth Museum, which he helped to save. He is a Trustee of the Institute of Economic Affairs and the University of Sydney UK Trust, as well as Chairman of The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community. Michael was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory in 2005, subsequently Knight Grand Cross, and in January 2008 he was honoured as “Australian of the Year” in the UK. In November 2009, Michael and his wife Dorothy received the Prince of Wales Award for Arts Philanthropy. In January 2013, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the community through philanthropic contributions supporting the arts, health and education. In June 2013, Michael was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his philanthropic services to the arts.

Michael is a fluent Russian speaker. He holds a BSc in Physics and Pure Mathematics and a BEng in Electrical Engineering both from the University of Sydney. He also holds an MSc in Acoustics from the University of New South Wales, an MBA from Harvard Business School and received a Doctor of Business and an Honoris Causa from the University of New South Wales.

Hayley De Putron

Hayley  was first involved with De Putron Fund Management Limited in 1999.  She was educated at Manchester University in Oriental Studies. Hayley joined JP Morgan Management Training Programme in 1987. Focusing on the Middle East she moved to Merrill Lynch London in 1993, then to Merrill Lynch Singapore.  She took career retirement from Merrill Lynch in 1998 and joined the DPFM group of companies in 1999.  Hayley and her husband live with their four children in the Channel Islands.

Hayley is involved with wide ranging philanthropic endeavours. She is the patron of OXPIP, The Oxford Parent Infant Project and NORPIP, The Northamptonshire Parent & Infant Project. The charities are focused on early attachments with infants under the age of two. She has a keen interest in educating disadvantaged children. Hayley joined the Prince's Foundation as a Trustee in 2009 and is also a Trustee of The Ana Leaf Trust.


Christopher Boyle QC

Christopher Boyle is a barrister, specialising in Town and Country Planning, Environmental, Compulsory Purchase and Infrastructure Law at Landmark Chambers, London. Since 2006, he's been Secretary of the Planning and Environment Bar Association and he was a founder committee member of the Compulsory Purchase Association.

In 2007 Christopher was elected to the Council of the National Trust (NT) and was appointed to the NT Land Use and Access Panel in 2009. He subsequently served on the NT Stonehenge Advisory Group. From 2007-2011, Christopher sat as an Associate Director of the University of Cumbria. Christopher was educated at Sedbergh and at Merton College, Oxford.

He's married with three children and lives in Cumbria, where he organically farms a 400 acre upland estate. He's a member of the Georgian Group and the Garden History Society.


Peter Dart

Peter Dart is a marketer, working for Sir Martin Sorrell in WPP. He worked closely with the Foundation management team to develop the new brand identity for the Prince's Foundation for building community.

Previous to WPP Peter was an entrepreneur, founding a marketing consultancy called Added Value, in 1988, that he sold to WPP in 2001. Before that he was a marketing director for Unilever in Europe and Asia.

He read Physics in Hertford College, Oxford, where he was also the Organ Scholar. He owns one of England's award-winning vineyards - Stanlake Park - where he lives with his wife Annette and their three teenage children. 

Jim Mackinnon CBE

Jim MacKinnon has had a distinguished career in planning and placemaking. He retired as Director of the Built Environment and Chief Planner for Scotland in 2012. In addition to serving as a Trustee, he was oversees the built environment activities of the North Highland Initiative on behalf of its patron The Duke of Rothesay.

Jim was appointed Chief Planner and Head of Planning and Building Standards Group in Scotland in November 2000. In January 2008 he became Director for the Built Environment with responsibility for architecture and place making, building standards and planning. 

He led the most significant reforms of the planning system in Scotland in over 50 years which including new legislation, a second National Planning Framework, culture change in planning and the Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative which has attracted international interest from urban planners. He has spoken widely across Scotland, the UK and Europe (Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands and Portugal) as well as lecturing in China and the USA.

He was a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and in November 2008 was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Jim graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Geography in 1974 followed by a Diploma in Town Planning with Distinction from the University of Strathclyde in 1977.

He was awarded a CBE in the 2012 New Years Honours list.

David Brownlow

Born in 1963, David graduated from Newcastle Polytechnic with a degree in Economics in 1986 and began his career with Thames Valley Police

In 1989 he moved into recruitment and in 1996 he co-founded his own recruitment consultancy, Huntswood. In 1999 the business expanded its services and now trades as a business process outsourcer, specialising in the provision of resource-based solutions to address governance, risk management and compliance requirements primarily in the UK financial services sector.

In autumn 2005 David was named the national ‘Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the Ernst & Young / Sunday Times / Coutts Awards. In November 2007, David was named ‘Best Chief Executive’ at the Industry Awards' Ceremony which recognises outstanding service to compliance and regulation. The ‘Best Chief Executive Award’, sponsored by Deloitte, is presented each year to a Chief Executive who has ‘excelled in leading their business in a manner that is compliant, profitable and enlightened’.
Having run Huntswood since 1996 David stood down as its CEO in November 2011 and became Deputy Chairman. He made 2012 a gap year and, with a friend, visited 31 countries; travelling 140,000 miles in the year. Today his other business interests include running his own investment and trading group, Havisham. In 2013 this acquired the majority of Astbury Marsden, a London based recruitment consultancy with offices in Singapore. Additionally, he is an investor in JSCsport - a sports media relations and sponsorship company. He is also mentor to two brothers setting up their own business.
Outside his professional life David works with and supports charities. He is working with HRH The Prince of Wales, providing Him support in a number of areas. As well as being a Trustee of PFBC, His Royal Highness has made David a Trustee at Dumfries House in Scotland. As well as working on the Trust, David is overseeing the development of 600 new homes next to the Dumfries House Estate at Knockroon and thanks to David's personal donation the Trust is restoring the estate's four and a half acre walled garden.
David is a Patron of both The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract and of the NSPCC 'FULL STOP' Campaign. He is also a keen supporter of The National Osteoporosis Society. He also has his own charity- 'The David Brownlow Charitable Foundation'.

Dominic Richards - Executive Director

Entrepreneur in China (Education) and the UK (Property), Dominic was raised in Australia & England graduating from King's College, Cambridge and the Prince of Wales' Institute of Architecture. Dominic has enjoyed much success rescuing and finding new uses for wonderful buildings in the UK . His Yaxley Group now comprises a successful country house venue at his home in Suffolk, leisure property including its current project, a 68 bedroom eco farm conference centre, and consulting and online education in China.