"Sir Tom Shebbeare joined the UK branch of World University Service in 1973 before becoming General Secretary of the British Youth Council in 1975. From 1980 to 1987 he was a civil servant, and in 1988 was appointed by The Prince of Wales as the first Director of The Prince's Trust. In 2004 Tom took up his current position as Director of The Prince's Charities – the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the UK. He is also a trustee of In Kind Direct, UK Skills, The Turquoise Mountain Foundation, Queen's College London and the School Food Trust. Tom was knighted in 2003."