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We have 11,000 talented, dedicated and courageous people working for us across six continents. They are all passionately driven by our mission: to ensure every woman can have children by choice, not chance.

Marie Stopes International’s Board of Trustees is made up of individuals who are leaders in their field, committed to the organisation’s mission. They bring skill, diversity, energy, and experience to Marie Stopes International. Their backgrounds include senior level experience in: the commercial health sector; clinical and teaching experience in women’s reproductive health; leadership in the charity sector; business; finance; government; and advocacy.

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Simon Cooke

CEO, Marie Stopes International

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Megan Elliott

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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Andrew Seddon

Vice President and Global Chief Financial Officer

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Marjorie Newman-Williams

President, MSI-US, and Vice-President & Director for External Affairs

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Helen Blackholly

Vice-President for Technical Services

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Caroline James Nock

Vice President, Human Resources

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Suzanna Taverne

Chair of the Board of Trustees

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Timothy Rutter

Board Member

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Dr Kristin Anne Rutter

Board member

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Dr Mohsina Bilgrami

Regional Director, West Asia and board member

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Frank Braeken

Board member

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Philip D Harvey

Board member

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Claire Morris

Board member

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Jess Search

Board member

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Abebe Shibru

Country Director, Population Services Zimbabwe

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Amy Williamson

Country Director, Marie Stopes Cambodia

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Ana Cecilia Velasquez Rossi

Country Director, Marie Stopes Bolivia

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Anil Tambay

Country Director, Marie Stopes Tanzania

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Anne Coolen

Country Director, Marie Stopes Ghana

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Araceli Lopez Nava Vázquez

Country Director, Marie Stopes Mexico

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Blum Khan

Country Director, Marie Stopes South Africa

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Asma Balal

Country Director, Marie Stopes Society Pakistan

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Bakary Sidibe

Country Director, Marie Stopes Mali

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Dr Carole Sekimpi

Country Director, Marie Stopes Uganda

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Chris Turner

Executive Officer for Marie Stopes International Australia and Regional Director, Pacific Asia Team

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Dana Tilson

Country Director, Marie Stopes Kenya

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Effiom Effiom

Country Director, Marie Stopes Nigeria

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Gamini Wanasekera

Country Manager, Population Services Lanka

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Georges Coulibaly

Country Director, Marie Stopes Burkina Faso

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Kwesi Formson

Country Director, Marie Stopes Timor-Leste

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Lalaina Razafinirinasoa

Country Director, Marie Stopes Madagascar

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Lily Liu Liqing

Country Director, Marie Stopes China

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Malmee Weerasiri

Country Director, Marie Stopes Papua New Guinea

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Maarten van de Reep

Country Director, Banja La Mtsogolo, Malawi

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Masrurul Islam

Country Director, Marie Stopes Bangladesh

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Michelle Thompson

CEO, Marie Stopes Australia (Australian Clinics and MS Health)

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Dr Mohsina Bilgrami

Regional Director, West Asia and board member

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Nguyen Thi Bich Hang

Country Director, Marie Stopes Vietnam

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Nicole Raatgever

Regional Director, South and East Asia

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Nils Gade

Regional Director, East & Southern Africa

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Richard Bentley

Managing Director Marie Stopes UK

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Risha Hess

Country Director, Marie Stopes Ethiopia

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Sanou Gning

Country Director, Marie Stopes Senegal

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Sid Naing

Country Director, Marie Stopes Myanmar

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Sophie Hodder

Country Director, Marie Stopes Nepal

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Sue Holland

Regional Director, West and Central Africa

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Tsatsral Ichinkhorloo

Country Director, Marie Stopes Mongolia

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Ufuoma Festus Omo-Obi

Country Director, Marie Stopes Sierra Leone

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Valentina Simbotin

Country Director, Marie Stopes Romania

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Vivek Malhotra

CEO, Population Health Services India

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V.S. Chandrashekar

CEO, Foundation for Reproductive Health Services India

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Dr. Dhammika Perera, MBBS MPH

Global Medical Director

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Roberta Troxell, BSN, MS, DrPH

Quality and Clinical Governance Lead

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Mary Morris, MSN NP

Senior Advisor - Clinical Safety

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Dr. Pritha Biswas, MBBS, MD

Senior Advisor - Safe Abortion, Family Planning and Sexual Reproductive Health

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Jason Bower, B.Pharm

Senior Pharmaceutical Advisor

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Manish Ranjan MBBS, MPH

Global Training Lead

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Oscar Ambani

Regional Medical Advisor

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Dr. Moe Thida

Regional Medical Advisor

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Irene Pachawo

Regional Medical Advisor

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Dr. Naheed Ahmed

Regional Medical Advisor

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Dr. Diaminatou Sow

Regional Medical Advisor

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Dr Hashrat Ara Begum

Regional Medical Advisor

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Monica Greene DCM&H, MDM, FWACN

Regional Medical Advisor

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