Camilla Nichol
Chief Executive

Camilla has worked in the museums and heritage sector for twenty years. She read Geology at Edinburgh followed by Museum Studies at Leicester and went on to work with collections as diverse as geology, zoology, scientific and medical instruments, anatomy and pathology, the early oil industry and Scottish football. Previously she was Head of Collections for Leeds Museums and Galleries, led the science team at York Museums Trust as Keeper of Geology and whilst at the Hunterian Museum at Glasgow University she was fortunate to curate the Antarctic rock collections including specimens collected from Elephant Island by the marooned men from Endurance and the first rocks collected from the Antarctic mainland and by Carsten Borchgrevink in 1895.

Camilla holds an AMA from the Museums Association, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, serves on the Accreditation Panel for Arts Council England and is a trustee of the Burton Constable Foundation and the Cromwell Museum.

Ask Camilla about UKAHT’s current activities and future strategy.

Lisa Avis
Administration Manager

Lisa's early career was within the legal environment, working as a legal PA and then venturing into PR & marketing (still within the realms of law). Her career took a change in field when she took a position with the English Beef & Lamb Executive as PA for the CEO and Chair.  Lisa first started working within the Antarctic environment at the Scott Polar Research Institute, before becoming the Administration Manager with UKAHT in June 2013.  Lisa travelled to the UKAHT's flagship operation at Port Lockroy for the first time in 2014. 

Ask Lisa about our UK-based activities. 

Guy Doza
Membership and Engagement Assistant

Guy has worked for a number of political groups in parliament as a Speechwriter and Policy Advisor. He has a degree in Ancient History and an MRes in Rhetoric from Royal Holloway. In the past Guy has worked closely with several charities and heritage groups organising events and lobbying campaigns. He has worked for a number of membership organisations ranging from professional bodies to government pressure groups. 

Ask Guy about membership opportunities and our online activities.

Lauren Luscombe
Antarctic Operations Manager

Lauren is an experienced Operations Manager, working mostly within the adventure travel industry. Lauren started her career as a tour guide, leading adventure travel tours in places such as Russia, China, Tibet and Central Asia. Upon returning to the UK, Lauren joined a busy operations team at an Overland Adventure Travel company, she first started as Operations Manager for Asia, working her way up to managing the Operations and Product department. 

Operations in Antarctica is a new challenge for Lauren, but one she is very excited about taking on!

Ask Lauren about our Antarctic operations.

Tim Burton
Antarctic Operations Officer

Tim started his working life as a Geography teacher but soon became distracted by a career in the outdoor world.  He has worked as an expedition guide and field assistant in the Polar Regions for the last 17 years, working in-between as an outdoor instructor and photographer. Many expeditions and field seasons in Greenland, Canada, Spitsbergen, Norway and more time than he'd care to admit in the Antarctic. 

After two 18 month contracts for the British Antarctic Survey as a Field Assistant and Winter Station Manager, he eloped over the other side of the pond and worked as a contract mountaineer for the US Antarctic Program for 9 seasons from McMurdo Station. He has been fortunate to visit Scott and Shackleton's huts on Ross Island which fulfilled a childhood dream. He most recently spent several seasons working with a team of geologists high on Mt Erebus and says that watching volcanic lava bombs fly over your head whilst standing on the crater rim is a memorable experience!  

 Ask Tim about our Antarctic operations. 

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