At the SGHT AGM in Cambridge on 18th February 2016 we said farewell to Howard Pearce CVO, who has been our chairman for almost a decade. We welcomed Philippa Foster Back CBE as our new chairman. We are so grateful to Howard for his exceptional commitment to SGHT since taking over as Chairman in September 2006. The Trust was created through the vision of the late Brigadier David Nicholls, and encouraged and supported by Howard as Commissioner for South Georgia. David was an inspiration to us all and his death in 2006 was a great shock. His legacy is the South Georgia Heritage Trust, and he would be proud of the energy and time that Howard has devoted to it over the last ten years. In the early days of the Trust the possibility of clearing the island of rodents seemed like a pipe dream, and would have remained so, had it not been for Howard’s vision and leadership.We look forward to the coming era under the Chairmanship of Philippa.