So Chris had no hesitations about becoming a Trustee and being such a valuable asset for the Trust. This is because of his earlier professional involvement with UNESCO in educational development in Papua New Guinea, which has helped Chris appreciate what is needed to set the Trust up in its aim of working to benefit education in East Timor. He understands both the rewards and difficulties involved in seeking to improve opportunities in a newly formed nation and his advice and enthusiasm has been an inspiration. Based in the UK, Chris has worked actively to establish the Blair Forster Memorial Trust, as a company limited by guarantee, and an application for charitable status is now underway.
Chris is the Trustee who is our motivator and driving force. He propels us into the next generation of ideas and energizes us into action beyond what we thought was possible. Even though he is living in a different country, he still manages to influence the path along which the Trust is traveling.