On 7 December at MapAction’s annual general meeting in Kent, UK, after a phenomenal 12 years of unbroken service on MapAction’s board, Nigel Press (above left) handed the baton to incoming Chairperson Nick Moody.
Nigel has been closely involved with MapAction since the very beginning, as International Director, board member, Secretary to the Board and then Chair of Trustees. The organisation has benefited tremendously from his entrepreneurial energy, good ideas, practical support and drive to make things happen.
Nigel is succeeded as Chair by Nick Moody, who joined MapAction’s board in 2017. Nick’s first career as an army officer gave him his baptism in mapping, plotting unrecorded minefields. Nick also led the UK Met Office’s support to disaster risk finance programmes.
MapAction’s Chief Executive Liz Hughes commented, “We are so grateful to Nigel for his exceptional service to our organisation. We can all learn from his tenacity and vision. I’m very grateful that we will continue to benefit from his input as a volunteer. I’m also delighted to welcome Nick into the role and look forward very much to working with him as we implement our new Strategy to 2023.