Three new appointments announced for the Board of Trustees of the Prince Philip Trust Fund

14 September 2021: The Prince Philip Trust Fund for Windsor and Maidenhead is delighted to welcome three new appointments to their Board of Trustees.

Elizabeth Hewer, Head of St George’s School, Ascot; Peter McKee, Vice-Provost of Eton; and local entrepreneur and businessman Andrew Try have all recently taken up the position of Trustee for the local charity.

Elizabeth Hewer, Head of St George’s School in Ascot, has lived in the local community for over 20 years. She not only brings a wealth of experience of the education sector but also is actively involved as school governor at Glendower Prep school in South Kensington and Papplewick School in Ascot. She is also Chair of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) Boarding Committee and a member of the GSA Council, and a team and boarding school inspector with the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

Peter McKee grew up in Belfast, was educated in Scotland and has lived in Eton since 1994. He read law at Downing College, Cambridge and was called to The Bar in 1987. Following a career change, he went into teaching maths and sports coaching. At Eton, Peter has held positions as House Master, Director of Admissions and Maths Teacher. He is now Vice-Provost of Eton College.

Andrew Try is the founder and Managing Director of ComXo , a leading provider of Virtual Personal Assistance and Future Workplace services. A 6th generation Windsorian, Andrew is passionate about supporting his local community and the surrounding area. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Windsor Festival, Chairman of the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society. He is also a Governor of the Berkshire College of Agriculture, The Windsor Learning Partnership and Papplewick School Ascot. He also chairs the Harcourt Trust and is a Deputy Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire.

The three new trustees will join their first board meeting in November, chaired by HRH Earl of Wessex, as they help evaluate applications and dispense grant-funds to local good causes and charities across the Royal Borough.

They will be replacing previous trustees as they come to the end of their tenure at the charity. The Prince Philip Trust Fund would like to extend its thanks to Diane Yarrow of Gardner Leader LLP, Andrew Gailey of Eton College and Dame Marcia Twelftree, a retired headteacher and educational specialist for all their support and contributions over the past few years.

Applications for the final funds of 2021 will close on Friday 1 October. Any applications need to be received before this date to be considered. Applications can be sent in from any charity, good causes or projects however they need to show how the local residents of the Royal Borough of Windsor and please click here.

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