Christopher Holder SCM
Following a Banking career in the City of London and nearly 30 years in the Property Investment Market, Christopher retired in 2016 to focus solely on his love for Philanthropy. He presides over 2 philanthropic organisations, The Maria Holder Memorial Trust and MariaMarina Foundation, the latter has supported notable causes such as Combat Stress and Heads Together. Christopher is also Chair of Safe Partnership, a charity working to secure the homes of victims of crime. He is also an Ambassador of AVUK, a charity working with profoundly deaf children and is on the Development Committee of the London Chamber Orchestra and recently he was appointed to the Board of UBS Optimus Foundation..
Christopher is also an avid art collector and philatelist. In November 2017 he was honoured by the Government of Barbados with a Silver Crown of Merit in recognition of his philanthropic contribution and charitable services to the people of Barbados. He is excited to have been invited to stand as an Ambassador of “There But Not There”, an initiative that is so fitting given the sacrifice of so many.