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Patron

His Excellency General Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Chairman

Mawson, Mawson's Huts, Mawson's Huts Foundation, Australia's Antarctic Heritage, Antarctic History, Greg Holland,
GREG HOLLAND

Greg Holland has been closely involved with the Foundation since it was established in 1996 and is one of the original directors.

With David Jensen he co-chaired the Governor General’s Round Table on the future of Antarctic building conservation and heritage restoration in June 2012. He was the visiting historian lecturer on Aurora Expeditions “Australia Mawson’s Centenary” cruise in 2011 and Chimu Adventures “In the Steps of Mawson” cruise in 2017-2018. Both these cruises visited Macquarie Island, East Antarctica, the Magnetic South Pole and the New Zealand Sub Antarctic Islands crossing the Antarctic circle several times. Greg has also travelled on several chartered flights to the Antarctic, providing passengers with a commentary on the work of the Foundation and raising much needed funds for the Foundation.

In 2017, Greg was appointed the Foundation’s representative on the Tasmanian Polar Network (TPN) and elected to the Executive Committee. The TPN is a group of businesses and scientific organisations based in Tasmania that all have a common focus on serving commercial, tourist, heritage and scientific activity in the Antarctic, sub-Antarctic and Southern Ocean.

Greg was a member of the TPN Delegation attending the 2018 Polar Conference of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) in Davos, Switzerland.

CEO

Mawson, Mawson's Huts, Mawson's Huts Foundation, Australia's Antarctic Heritage, Antarctic History, Greg Carter,
Greg Carter FRGS

Greg is the Co-founder of Chimu Adventures, one of Australia’s leading specialists to Antarctica. Sydney-born and educated, he has been involved in the planning of Antarctic voyages for over a decade and is a strong advocate for promoting the legacy of Australia’s Antarctic Pioneers.

With a degree in History, Greg has taken an active interest in the work of the Mawson’s Huts Foundation since 2010 when Chimu Adventures became a major sponsor. He joined the Foundation board in 2016 and has a leading role in the Foundation’s effort to encourage the education of Australia’s younger generation not only on Mawson’s legacy but of the need to conserve Australia’s Antarctic heritage.

Greg is passionate about the Arts and using them to promote and tell the stories of our polar history. Greg is also a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London, and a frequent traveler to the Antarctic. A fluent Spanish speaker he is also keen on engagement with the Antarctic gateway cities. Greg brings a wealth of business, operational and marketing experience to the role.

DIRECTOR

Mawson, Mawson's Huts, Mawson's Huts Foundation, Australia's Antarctic Heritage, Antarctic History, Michael Pilcher,
Michael Pilcher

Michael is an experienced finance executive with a successful career in professional and financial services. He holds a BEc from the University of New England and is a member of CPA Australia. Michael has over 35 years’ commercial and international experience at executive management level most recently in the professional services environment. His experience encompasses finance, strategic planning, process improvement, project management, risk management and compliance.

Administration Manager

Carole Borsboom

Expedition Manager

Robert Easther AAM

Volunteers

The Foundation is seeking volunteers to assist with a range of administration duties at its head office in Crows Nest, Sydney.

Please contact us at info@mawsons-huts.org.au for more information.