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Polar veteran joins IAATO as environmental manager

Polar veteran joins IAATO as environmental manager

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators appointed an experienced polar conservationist to the full-time position of environmental manager.

Tudor Morgan's job is to support safe and environmentally responsible tourism to Antarctica, with a particular focus on field operations.

IAATO executive director Kim Crosbie said Morgan brings a wealth of polar experience with varying perspectives on the tourism industry.

After graduating with a degree in geology, his first job was with the British Antarctic Survey where he was ultimately responsible for air and field operations. Later Morgan worked as the operations manager for the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust for five years, in charge of risk, environmental management, logistics, staff recruitment and training.

For his conservation and educational work with the Trust and an Antarctic career spanning almost two decades, he was awarded the Queen's Polar Medal in 2013.

'IAATO is continually rising to meet new and varied challenges so this is an exciting opportunity for me,' Morgan said. 'I value their obligation to enthuse and empower visitors about Antarctica's global significance while conducting operations that safeguard both the environment and those who operate there.'

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