It is time for a new era at the Covent Garden Area Trust. Alexander Nicoll, the Chairman since July 2011, resigned in February 2016 for personal reasons to pursue other interests and he has been replaced by Graham Chase who was elected by his fellow Trustees in March. Graham’s biography can be found on the Trustees page. At about the same time, David Shamash was elected as Vice-Chairman. Sarah Lane, the Trust’s Secretary/Administrator and Company Secretary, who has worked for the Trust since May 2006, has now retired to start a new life in Scotland with her husband Derek. Her replacement as Trust Executive and Company Secretary is Liz Potts and her biography can also be found on the Trustees page. The Trust is about to mark its 28th anniversary and looks forward to the remainder of its 150 year head-lease on the Protected Lands which was granted in July 1988.