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.
The Trustees are:
- Bjorn Basberg, Norway, Economic Historian – Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.
- Alexander Borodin, Russian businessman and explorer.
- Ian Boyd, Defra Chief Scientific Adviser.
- 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.
- Gustav Ellingsen, Norway, Head of Treasury – Gearbulk Management Switzerland AG.
- Philippa Foster Back CBE, Director of the Institute of Business Ethics (SGHT Chairman).
- 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 (SGHT Vice Chairman).
The executive staff are:
- Alison Neil – Chief Executive of SGHT
- Sarah Lurcock – SGHT Director on South Georgia
- Peter Taylor – Trust Fundraiser
- Nici Rymer – Administrator
- Liz Adams – Museum shop buyer
- Marie Shafi – Database/website administrator
- Stig Tore Lunde – SGHT Norway executive