Tarquin (44), Tine (39), Max (8) and Freya (5) Desoutter
were at Thambapani Retreat, Unawatuna
at the time of the Tsunami.
read Politics and Economics at York University
After four years at Arthur Andersen & Co he founded a medical company, Dencare plc which was sold to a public company in 2002.
In 2003 he
set up Lifescan Ltd
which operates a number of health screening clinics across the UK and are involved in the early diagnosis of heart disease and cancer.
He is also Chairman of DBS, a specialist tax and accountancy firm.
Tine Desoutter is Danish but has lived in England since she
Before concentrating on raising her
family Tine was Marketing Director of The Tole Candle Company
Prior to this she
was involved in running a number of businesses for a leading UK entrepreneur.
Over the last 6 years, she
has been heavily involved in a number of local charity and environmental campaigns.
is also involved in Lifescan Ltd.