We have transitioned to The King’s Trust USA. For any enquiries on our name change, please contact [email protected].

Our Vision

The Trust was founded on the vision that every young person should have the chance to succeed – a vision that remains unchanged today.

Our Mission

The King’s Trust USA aims to support the global work of The King’s Trust. Together with our partners, our mission is to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills to live, learn and earn.

Our History

Forty-eight years ago, The Trust was established by HM King Charles III, then His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, against a backdrop of widespread unemployment. Today, its work has transformed the lives of over one million vulnerable young people in the UK and around the globe.

The Trust helps thousands of young people every day who are facing tremendous hardships, from unemployment to social exclusion, poverty, mental health issues, disability, and abuse. Without the right help, they would struggle to move forward in education or employment, and consequently become increasingly at risk of poverty, ill health, and exploitation in their adult lives.

Over 75% of The Trust’s beneficiaries transform their life chances by re-engaging with education, securing employment, or even starting their own business and creating jobs for others.

The Trust in the UK has returned over $1.7 billion in value to society in the last decade.

The King’s Trust Group is a global network of charities founded by HM King Charles III. The King’s Trust Group is active in 23 countries, within the Commonwealth and beyond, and includes the work of The King’s Trust in the UK alongside King’s Trust International, King’s Trust Australia, King’s Trust Aotearoa New Zealand, King’s Trust Canada and King’s Trust USA.

In a rapidly changing world, The King’s Trust Group delivers Education, Employment and Enterprise projects that enable young people and communities to thrive. We are focused primarily on transforming lives by enabling children and young people between the ages 11 to 30 to complete their journey from education to employment, providing programs to develop their confidence and life skills, provide them access to education and training, and offer them support to move into employment and self-employment.


Who We Are

Board Trustees

Jeremy Green

Jeremy is the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Redmile Group, LLC, an investment firm that focuses on the health care sector. He has invested in life science companies for over 25 years. Prior to founding Redmile in 2007, he worked at Andor Capital, Salomon Brothers and SBC Warburg. Redmile’s investments have enabled the launch of innovative products and services, collectively generating over $60bn in revenues.

Jeremy has worked with the King’s Trust for over two decades initially in the UK. Since its founding in 2019, Jeremy has served as Chair of King’s Trust USA (formerly Prince’s Trust USA). and as a trustee of The King’s Trust Group since 2022.

Jeremy is a Fellow of the fourth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He currently sits on the board of directors of EDH. He has previously served on the boards of One Medical (ONEM) and Alder BioPharmaceuticals (ALDR) , the UK Government’s Life Sciences Scale-up Task Force and has taught at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

In 2024 Jeremy was appointed as a CBE for services to Business, Philanthropy and support to The King’s Trust. He holds a Master’s Degree (biological sciences) from Oxford University. He currently lives in Paris, with his wife and three children.

Rudyard Ceres

Rudyard W. Ceres is a trusted business and legal advisor with over 25 years of experience. He supports clients through all stages of a business’s life cycle, from inception to exit, across industries such as finance, technology, logistics and entertainment.

Mr. Ceres’ dual UK and US qualifications, coupled with his extensive experience over the past twenty-five (25) years plus, allows him to work closely with private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, family offices, high-net-worth clients and not-for-profit entities, to identify, manage and mitigate their legal and business risks globally. Beyond his significant experience working on cross-jurisdictional matters and with global teams, he also has extensive international work experience including contract/settlement negotiations, import regulations, export controls, economic sanctions, international arbitration, anti-bribery, and regulatory compliance.

Ceres has helped foreign governments attract investments, focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean, and has served as a liaison at the United Nations. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling and sports, particularly soccer. He holds a Solicitors Finals from the College of Law, York, and an LLB Hons from the University of Leicester. He teaches “International Business Transactions” at Fordham Law School in New York City.

Kate James

Kate James worked for three decades in communications and branding most recently as Chief Corporate Affairs & Global Marketing Officer for Pearson where she lead their efforts to build a global education brand and an innovation driven culture. A passionate advocate for the private sector’s role in tackling some of the world’s toughest development challenges she also oversaw the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund and the company’s social impact work.

Prior to joining Pearson, Kate was Chief Communications’ Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Before Gates she held senior leadership roles in the financial services industry including global head of communications at Citibank and leading the advocacy and sustainability practice at Standard Chartered Bank. Kate serves on the boards of the National Audubon Society, World Reader, Unreasonable Group and chairs the Vital Voices’ Board. A graduate of Cambridge University, Kate moved to the US in 2005 and currently lives in California.

Liz Weikes

Liz Weikes

Liz Weikes is a Managing Director and Wealth Partner at J.P. Morgan Wealth Management. As the founding partner of her team, Liz draws on her blended capabilities to offer family office wealth management and high-level executional services. With more than 17 years of experience helping clients navigate complex wealth planning, Liz has earned a reputation for executional excellence with her clients, comprised of ultra-high-net-worth families, C-suite executives, and foundations. She is a member of the J.P. Morgan Wealth Management Portfolio Manager Program and manages her clients’ assets holistically with a family office-style model. She offers comprehensive investment strategies and active portfolio management, and the capabilities of JPMorgan Chase important to her clients, including philanthropic advisory, estate planning, banking, and lending.

A graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Liz took a nontraditional path to Wall Street and began her career at the British Embassy working for the Department of International Trade. She joined a J.P. Morgan predecessor firm in 2006, managing money for wealthy families and trading for institutions.

Liz is dedicated to supporting financial literacy and educational opportunities in her industry, and has aligned her charitable and mentorship support alongside diversity and inclusion efforts to empower youth.

Hannah Young

Hannah Young is the Consul General at the British Consulate General, New York. She previously served as Deputy Consul General in New York. Hannah joined from Number 10, where she was the Prime Minister’s lead official on Home Affairs policy, a brief that covered everything from criminal justice reform to counter terrorism and immigration.

She has a background in both international and domestic policy. Previous roles include establishing and leading the International Agreements Unit within the UK’s Department for Exiting the EU, working as Senior Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, Cabinet Office roles on migration and intelligence policy, and three years as a UK diplomat in Afghanistan at the height of the conflict, capacity building for national police forces.

Advisory Board Members

Stephen C. Byrd

Peter Sarsby

James Sommerville

Michael Welch OBE

Dev Pragad

Staff Members

Victoria Gore

Victoria Gore

Victoria joined the Prince’s Trust in 2018, bringing her 20 years of strategic client and business development experience to support the Trust’s launch in the USA. More specifically, Victoria has spent most of the last decade on patron development for non-profit institutions and foundations, focusing on business growth initiatives, strategic partnerships and fundraising event management.

Prior to her work in the non-profit sector she was a Senior Vice President at Sotheby’s, primarily responsible for global client strategy of the Jewelry and Watch division, the company’s third largest revenue generator after the C.20th Fine Art Departments. She worked with the international teams to cultivate and engage new clients as well as enhance existing relationships, with the objective of increased transactional activity. In addition, she successfully planned and executed key sale-week programs for targeted clients, on a regional and global basis.

Born and educated in the United Kingdom, graduating with a Masters in History & History of Art from Edinburgh University, Victoria lives in New York City with her husband and two teenage daughters.

Alison Zaya

Alison Zayas

Alison joined the Prince’s Trust USA in January 2022 as Director of Philanthropy with over 17 years of principal and major giving, event, and strategic fundraising experience. She was previously the Director Principal Gifts and Director of Development, New York at Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign where she developed and led the New York market as well as their national $100 million growth fund.

Alison started her fundraising career in politics as the Finance Director for various re-election campaigns such as Congressman Rush D. Holt, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg and Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. She went on to become a Development Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, closing several six, seven, and eight figure gifts for various medical research priorities and hospital initiatives.

She holds a master’s degree from the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, and volunteers for various nonprofits in the Tristate area.