Sam Settle has worked full time in this role since 2010. He joined the PPT in 2003 as a Yoga Coordinator and was a Buddhist monk and development worker in Thailand before that. He is a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) teacher and a trustee of the Oxford Zen Centre.
Deputy Director Jason Doble who works full time, is a former engineer. He is a zen meditator and teaches meditation to prisoners in PPT workshops. He manages the prisoner correspondence, and directs and guides our volunteers.
Communications Manager Lucy Ayrton (2.5 days a week) has a background in fundraising and marketing for arts and theatre productions. She regularly practises yoga and is also a published novelist and poet.
Yoga Co-ordinator Sally Buxton (2 days a week) is a BWY teacher and teaches yoga and meditation in HMP Eastwood Park. Before joining the Trust in 2011 she worked as a probation officer, both in prisons and the community. Sally is a member of the Oxford Zen Centre.
Yoga Co-ordinator Victoria Green, (3 days a week) teaches nine yoga classes a week, including at HMP Grendon. She has been teaching in prison since 2011, and is also an Indian Head Massage practitioner.
Yoga Co-ordinator Brent Scott, (2 days a week) has been teaching yoga and meditation in prisons since 2008. He currently teaches several classes at HMP Pentonville and is a massage therapist.
Systems Administrator David Kennedy (2 days a week) is an IT trainer and consultant. He worked at a computer company in France, was a Software Team Leader at the Post Office in London, and worked at Oxford Brookes University.
Office Administrator Laura Parrack (2.5 days a week) worked in communications before joining the PPT at the start of 2019. She provides support for the rest of the team and deals with donations and correspondence. Outside the PPT, Laura helps small organisations with marketing and website design.
Accountant Clive Gillam (1.2 days a week) is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in the charitable/voluntary sector in Oxford for nearly 30 years. Now semi-retired, he is also a Trustee of a local charity working inclusively with children and young people.