At the board meeting in June, Dr. Claire Bawn was appointed as the new Chair of Vine Trust.
Dr. Claire Bawn is a General Practitioner who has been involved with the work of Vine Trust since 2011. Formerly a medical practice partner, she now divides her time between locum work across Scotland and volunteering with Vine Trust.
Claire has served on the medical committee since 2015 and has been a trustee since 2019. She has volunteered as a medic in Peru and Tanzania on multiple occasions and recently had the opportunity to visit both Kazunzu and one of the new homes built in Moshi, Tanzania.
She is excited and honoured to be appointed as Chair of Vine Trust.
The Board is also excited to welcome two new members:
James Clark first became involved with the Vine Trust in 2006 when he lead the delivery voyage of Amazon Hope 2 to Iquitos. He works in the Port Marine industry and lives with his wife and two children on the South coast of England.
Alex Currie has served as Parish Minister in Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway for 33 years. He has been a member of four Vine Trust work parties in Tanzania.
We wish Claire, James, and Alex all the best in their new positions and thank Alec Carstairs for all his work as the previous Chair between 2019 and 2023. We also thank Captain Peter Hall for his work with the Trust after stepping down at this year's board meeting.