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Monday 18 December 2017

Ronan Keating steps down as director of mum's charity

Ronan Keating with girlfriend Storm Uechtritz arriving for the Burberry Prorsum womenswear catwalk show at Kesington Gardens, as part of London Fashion Week
Ronan Keating with girlfriend Storm Uechtritz arriving for the Burberry Prorsum womenswear catwalk show at Kesington Gardens, as part of London Fashion Week

SINGER Ronan Keating has stepped down as a director of the cancer charity he helped to found in memory of his mother.

The former Boyzone star is no longer a director of the Marie Keating Foundation, after 14 years on the board.

Ronan (38) is the youngest of five and set up the foundation in his mother’s name alongside his siblings and father in 1998.

The Dubliner now lives in Australia with his girlfriend Storm Uechtritz but is currently based in London as he takes the lead role in Once The Musical.

Liz Yeates (inset), the chief executive of the foundation, said that the pop star will remain “actively involved” in fundraising.

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Ms Yeates said that the decision to step down was due to the charity’s “commitment to the highest standards of governance” which includes regular rotation of board members.

“Ronan Keating continues to be the charity’s patron and his sister Linda is director of fundraising,” she said.

“Gary Keating, also a son of Marie Keating, has rejoined the board, and we have also recruited two new board members Edel Creely and Michael O’Reilly, who bring with them specific expertise in technology and finance respectively.”

It’s understood that Gerard Keating, Ronan’s brother, has also stepped down.

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