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Meet Simon Trotter


General Manager Antarctic Operations.

Job description: 

I look after New Zealand’s Scott Base research station in Antarctica.

Work background: 

I have a teaching background. I have worked as an Outdoor Instructor and National Park Ranger.

Favourite part of job: 

Working with really interesting scientists and great staff at Scott Base.  

Least favourite part of job: 

The cold temperatures because your nose hairs freeze!!

What I am working on now: 

Planning the future science expeditions to Scott Base Antarctica. 

A quick story about a job well done: 

We support a great range of cool science projects that help to answer questions about climate change.


I don’t have many qualifications but I do have a lot of experience working with people in challenging environments.

Interests outside work: 

My two daughters, cycling and skiing.

Simon Trotter is the General Manager of Antarctic Operations with Antarctica New Zealand. Image: Antarctica New Zealand.