Trustees

The Trust is managed by Trustees drawn from those with Antarctic expertise and/or those who are enthusiasts for the region.

 

Donald Lamont - Chairman

Donald was member of HM Diplomatic Service from 1974- 2006. Donald Lamont 2At various points in his career he had close dealings with those involved with Antarctic matters: as Desk Officer on Law of the Sea issues (1974-77), Assistant in Falkland Islands Department (1982-85), Ambassador to Uruguay (1991-94) and Governor of the Falkland Islands and Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (1999-2002).

Donald visited Antarctica for the first time in 2010 as a Trustee and was able to see our museum, Post Office and gift shop at Port Lockroy.

 

Ian Rushby - Hon. Treasurer

Ian has been a Trustee and Hon Treasurer ofIan Rushby web 2 UKAHT since 

2009. He worked for BPplc for more than 30 years in the UK, USA, Netherlands, Indonesia and Russia retiring in 2008.

He was a Non-Executive Director at the Ministry of Defence and chair of the UK Government Accounts Assurance Committee. He is a member of IFAC’s Professional Accountants in Business Committee and holds a number of directorships in the corporate and charity sectors.

Ian has a degree in Geology and is a Fellow of ICAEW.

 

Louisa Bolch 

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Gavin Booth

Gavin has had an interest in the Antarctic/polar regions Gavin Booth 1 biogfor many years, and was inspired so much by the historic journeys of Scott and Shackleton, that he completed a 700 mile unsupported expedition from Hercules inlet to the Geographic South Pole in 2008 (with fellow Trustee Adam), raising funds and awareness for the Trust in the process. Awarded an MBE in 2011 new year’s honours list.

He is a chartered surveyor and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

  

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Meredith Hooper

Meredith was born and brought up in Adelaide, South Australia, Meredith Hooper 1graduated from the University of Adelaide with a First Class Honours degree in History and then completed her B. Phil. at Nuffield College, Oxford.  Over the last 20 years she has focused on writing and lecturing about the polar regions, in particular Antarctica: the exploration of the continent, its wildlife, and status.

Meredith has researched and worked in Antarctica during four seasons; and been funded by the Australian Antarctic Division and the US National Science
Foundation on Humanities Programmes.  In 2000 she was awarded the Antarctic Service Medal by the National Science Foundation on behalf of the US Congress.
Meredith has published prolifically, both fiction and non-fiction, on Antarctica and beyond for younger and older readers.

Meredith is currently a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge.

 

John Pye

After a career with the RAF, retiring as an Air Commodore, John PyeJohn's interest in polar affairs sprang from his ten years with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). As the board member responsible for administration, logistics and operations, he visited the Arctic and Antarctic, and he facilitated the transfer of the management of Port Lockroy from BAS to the UKAHT. John is a non-executive director of an NHS Trust, a member of the Royal College of Defence Studies, a school governor and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

 

Mark Rawden 

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Mark has been a trustee since 2012. A lifelong fascination with the exploits of explorers like Scott and Shackleton led to his first trip to Antarctica in 2011, during which he visited Port Lockroy and the very remote island of South Georgia.

He is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Medicalert Foundation,holds an MBA, and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Chartered Management Institute.

 

Adam Wilton

Adam has had an interest in the Antarctic and polar Adam Wiltonregions for many years. Having been inspired by the historic journeys of Scott and Shackleton, he completed a 700 mile unsupported expedition from Hercules inlet to the Geographic South Pole in 2008 (with fellow Trustee Gavin), raising funds and awareness for the trust in the process. Adam was awarded an MBE in 2011 new year’s honours list.


He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.