On Thursday 27 June, St Helena’s first Capital Programme Manager, Sarah Troman, arrived on Island.
Sarah will now oversee the infrastructure programme, working with the Environment and Natural Resources Directorate, with project managers of various programmes, plus external funders including DFID and the European Union.
Before taking up this role, Sarah worked on urban regeneration projects through her work in various local authorities and the urban regeneration company, Derby Cityscape.
In her new role she will oversee all major projects – there are about thirty, most of which are new in 2013-14, including the hospital extension and the relocation of the prison along with ongoing roads, electricity, and marine infrastructure projects. Sarah said: “I hope to be able to work with funders to make sure projects are delivered on time and on budget, to provide improved facilities and infrastructure for St Helena”.
Sarah says that the Island was not as she had imagined it, and described it as: “Both diverse and beautiful”. She explained that her favourite feature is that there is a view of the sea everywhere she travels, something she has not been used to in the UK. So far she has walked to Flagstaff with her husband and daughter but hopes to do more walking, along with experiencing more of what St Helena has to offer during her time on the Island.
2 July 2013