We are delighted that Philippa Foster Back, UKAHT Chairman from 2006 to 2013, has been appointed a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year's Honours List for her services to Antarctic Heritage.
Philippa stepped up as Chairman of the Trust at a critical time and took the activities of the Trust to a new level. She oversaw the successful fund-raising campaign to secure the future of the Ross Sea Huts as well as steering the Trust in taking on the management of Port Lockroy and other Antarctic Peninsula sites. Her passion and commitment together with the success of Port Lockroy means the Trust now sits as one of the world premier Antarctic heritage organisations. Philippa continues as chairman of the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee.
Philippa said 'I feel honoured to have been singled out but this is for everyone at the Trust and those involved in Antarctic heritage.'