The start of the new year brought a number of changes to the Vine Trust Staff Team.
After almost nine years with the Trust we bid farewell to Michelle Livingstone our Expedition / Education Co-ordinator at the end of December. We wish Michelle well in her future plans and thank her for all her work in supporting and developing our school expeditions and GSF conferences in previous years.
Erika de Brown is the new voice to the switchboard and face at the front door and no doubt will become a well-known face to all who visit the barge. Erika is also a fluent Spanish and Quechua speaker which will no doubt make our Peruvian friends and colleagues feel very much at home.
Martin Holt is our new Chief Operating Officer and brings with him extensive experience in team management, project implementation, and programme development. He is a keen runner and amongst other things has climbed Kilimanjaro a few years ago.
We wish them both a very warm welcome to the Trust.