Staff

Sam Settle became Director in 2010, having worked as a Yoga Co-ordinator for the Trust since 2003. A former Buddhist monk and development worker in Thai­land, he is a BWY yoga teacher and practises zen meditation.

Deputy Director Jason Doble 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 the Trust volunteers.

Communications Manager Lucy Ayrton (3 days a week) has a background in fundraising and marketing for arts and theatre productions. She regularly practises yoga and is also a poet and novelist.

Yoga Co-ordinator Sally Buxton (3 days a week) is a yoga teacher (BWY) and yoga therapist. Before joining the Trust she worked as a probation officer, both in prisons and the community. Outside the Trust she teaches a yoga class in HMP Eastwood Park.

Yoga Co-ordinator Victoria Green, (3 days a week) teaches seven yoga classes a week, including three at HMPs Grendon and Springhill. She has been teaching in prison since 2010.

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 consultant. He has worked as a field engineer, software developer, programmer/analyst and development team leader, in the UK and abroad. Away from the PPT, he offers help with technology and cost control to small organisations.

Director’s PA Kaye Drinkwater (2 days a week) worked for Dr Barnardo’s as a P.A. and for Esso Petroleum in Libya as an Administrator before joining the Thames Valley Police. She joined the PPT in 1998. Her duties include dealing with donations and correspondence.

Accountant Clive Gillam (1.25 days a week) is a chartered accountant and has worked with charities and voluntary organisations since 1986. He joined the PPT in 2000 and practices mindfulness.