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Trustees

Saul Keens

Saul is currently a trustee for the Maria Cristina Foundation in the UK and the USA. Saul has served on the board of directors for 6 companies in 5 different countries and is still active on the board for 3 of those companies. He holds an MBA from Warwick Business School in the UK and has been involved with fundraising for various charities since childhood.

Sally Bristow

Sally is one of our trustees in the UK and occasionally helps us with day-to-day administration in the UK. She was born in Manchester, but has lived in Cornwall for the past 45 years. She worked in the National Health Service until her retirement three years ago and has volunteered for Cruse Bereavement Care for 15 years. Sally was involved with the training in the organisation and was chair of the Cornwall branch for five years. Her hobbies are wine making, growing vegetables and painting.

Søren Thorvald

Søren is a Trustee for Maria Cristina Foundation in the United States of America. He is a retired financial executive who during his career in the software/renewable energy industries was a critical member of management teams successfully raising over $70 million. Søren is active in the triathlon and swimmer communities and coaches triathletes and swimmers from the ages of 7 to adulthood. He has personally participated in over 30 marathons and 3 ironman competitions.