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 and has also worked as a freelance copy writer. She has an MA in Writing and a BA in English and Theatre Studies.

Yoga Co-ordinator Sally Buxton (3 days a week) is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and has taught in prison for four years. Before joining the Trust she worked as a probation officer, both in prisons and the community.

Yoga Co-ordinator Brent Scott, (2 days a week) has been teaching yoga and meditation in prisons for nine years. He currently teaches three classes at HMP Pentonville and is a massage therapist. 

Yoga Co-ordinator Victoria Green, (2 days a week) teaches nine yoga classes a week, including three at HMYOI Aylesbury and HMP Grendon. She has been teaching in prison since 2011, and is also an Indian Head Massage practitioner.  

Accountant Clive Gillam (2 days a week) founded a Catholic Worker house for homeless people in Oxford which is now lived in by asylum seekers. He works with other charitable and volun­tary organisations and is a leader with Woodcraft Folk.

Systems Supervisor David Kennedy (2 days a week) is an IT trainer and consultant. He worked at a computer company in France for five years, as a Software Team Leader at the Post Office in London, and at Oxford Brookes University.

Director’s PA Kaye Drinkwater (2 days a week) worked for Esso Petroleum in Libya before joining the Thames Valley Police and Dr Barnardo’s Homes as a secretary. She joined the PPT in 1998. She manages donors’ correspondence and innumerable other tasks.

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A friend gave me one of your books. BOOM! It seemed like this was the natural thing I’d been missing all these years. I immediately felt comfortable with it. It has given me a clearer understanding of all the ways I was going wrong in life.

Olly, HMP Wayland