Our Trustees

Wendy Challen

Wendy Challen

Wendy was educated at Roedean and studied at the Froebel Institute London University, graduating in primary education.

After a short spell in the special needs department of a senior school she joined Garden House School, Chelsea. She was headmistress there for the last 25 years of her career. During that time she established Garden House Boys’ School from inception.

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Alexandra Chandris

Alexandra Chandris

Alexandra is President of Macoil International Board of Directors, one of the most reputable and long-established bunkering houses in the Mediterranean and main sponsor to The Giving Tree Foundation. Additionally, Alexandra is the President of Ippotour S.A., a company involved in the breeding and managing of horses established in 1924; she is a well-known horse breeder in both the UK and Greece.

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Tanja Gullestrup Lowes

Tanja Gullestrup Lowes

Tanja established The Giving Tree Foundation – Turning Autism Around in 2014 as this is a cause that is extremely close to her heart.

Born in Denmark, raised in Texas, and educated internationally, she holds a post-graduate degree in Psychology, and has worked as an Applied Behavioural Analysis tutor, helping children with ASD.

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Cindy-Lee Watts

Cindy-Lee Watts

Cindy-Lee is a passionate advocate for Applied Behaviour Analysis therapy (ABA), having delivered one of the most successful home programmes for her daughter who is now 18 years old and preparing to go to university. She has a long-standing relationship with the UK Young Autism Project, who deliver a full year of ABA therapy to our charity bursary holders.

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