March 2015

Changing of the Guard

Jim Guild, Executive Director of the SAIW since December 2000, is retiring and will be leaving his post at the end of this month. Current SAIW GM Operations, Sean Blake, has been appointed SAIW Executive Director as of April 2015.

Jim says that his tenure at the Institute can be described as “steady progress”. The fact, however, is that it is more apt to describe Jim’s chievements as massive. When he started at the end of 2000 the SAIW was really a very small organisation with no international recognition of its courses, reliant on sponsorship for its viability