Barbara Gibson has agreed to take up the role of events organiser. Barbara has spent her working life in business, initially in developing aircraft flight deck systems and later, in IT project delivery in the telecom industry. Approaching retirement, she is eager to explore other avenues and interests. She has a keen interest in her family history leading her to work with archived material that revealed exciting family history discoveries previously unknown to her, driving her to want to learn more about the past and share this knowledge with others. To support this passion, she is studying short online history Oxford University courses. Her business life has given her valuable transferable skills especially in terms of organisation, planning, building/managing stakeholder/customer relationships, and the use of IT.