A board of International Trustees, independent of all Government agencies, direct the Trust. Trust funds are used in pursuit of the Trust's purposes.
Trustees include UK, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian and United States citizens. Trustees take advice from other important international institutions that have expertise and an interest in South Georgia. The Trust is registered as a charity in Scotland with representation in Norway and the USA.
At the SGHT AGM in Cambridge on 18th February 2016 we said farewell to Howard Pearce CVO, who had been our chairman for almost a decade. We welcome Philippa Foster Back CBE as our new chairman.
The Trustees are:
- Bjorn Basberg, Norway, Economic Historian - Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.
- Alexander Borodin, Russian businessman and explorer.
- Jan Cheek, Falkland Islands - prominent Falklands business woman brought up on South Georgia, elected to the Falkland Islands Assembly.
- John Croxall, England, Head of BirdLife's seabird programme and a former scientist with British Antarctic Survey.
- Philippa Foster-Back CBE, Director of the Institute of Business Ethics
- Denise Landau, Antarctic tourism expert and former Executive Director of IAATO.
- Frederik Paulsen, Sweden, Industrialist - Ferring Holding SA.
- Nick Prentice, Treasurer and Global Council Member of BirdLife International, and retired EY partner.
- Mike Richardson, former Head of the Polar Regions Unit, Foreign Commonwealth Office.
- Elaine Shemilt, Dean of External Relations at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Design and Director of Centre for Remote Environments.
The executive staff are:
- Alison Neil - Chief Executive of SGHT
- Peter Taylor - Director of Fundraising
- Sarah Lurcock - SGHT Director on South Georgia
- Stephanie Strutt - Trust Fundraiser
- Nici Rymer - Administrator
- Liz Adams - Museum shop buyer
- Marie Shafi - website and design