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Angharad profile pictureSCAR is excited to introduce Angharad Downes as the new Administrative Assistant, temporarily filling in for Hayley Westlake during her maternity leave. Angharad has officially joined the SCAR secretariat in Cambridge for a 12-month term, commencing in October.

Angharad brings a wealth of experience and skills to her role as the Administrative Assistant. She holds an MA in Politics and International Relations and is on the verge of completing a Masters in Polar Law from the University of Akureyri. While her academic pursuits and prior work experiences have led her to various Arctic regions, primarily Iceland and Lapland, her interest lies with the Antarctic.

In her new position, Angharad will play a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation of SCAR's administrative processes. Her responsibilities encompass supporting major international meetings, managing correspondence, and providing essential support to SCAR's leadership and the various SCAR groups.

We extend a warm welcome to Angharad and express our best wishes for her success in this new role. Welcome to the team!

Angharad started her work at SCAR in October 2023. Her email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..