The Director of Environment & Natural Resources (ENRD), Trevor Graham, will be leaving St Helena with his family on Friday 1 July 2016.
Trevor’s wife, Charlotte, is to start a new job and Trevor himself will be moving on to new employment in Sweden. Trevor has served on the Island for two and a half years and is nearing the end of his contract.
Deputy Director Derek Henry will be taking the helm with the intention that this will become a permanent arrangement.
ENRD was formed shortly before Trevor’s arrival by amalgamating a number of directorates and functions and, under Trevor’s leadership, the directorate has developed into a more joined-up cornerstone of service delivery on the Island.
“I have been proud to serve this unique community in this unique environment over the past two and a half years – and it has been an honour to work with the fantastic staff in ENRD and all of the other creative people in farming, construction, fishing, tourism and other businesses.
“I am sure that with the support of his colleagues, Derek Henry will do a great job of taking the directorate forward in the next stage of its development.”
Trevor and his family take with them many lasting memories and friendships from the Island. Amongst the highlights of his working time on St Helena, Trevor counts the improvements made in waste management and the construction of the first phase of the solar farm as major achievements. Trevor had been talking to DFID about renewables before coming to St Helena and then worked with Connect Saint Helena Ltd to develop the business case. One year later, the first phase of the solar farm had been financed, built and was operational.
“It just shows what can be achieved with a joined-up approach” says Trevor.
29 June 2016