Our sister organisation is pleased to announce the appointment of Les Mitchinson as the Institute’s Director of Education. Les will initially assume the role on a part-time basis with immediate effect. Les is a graduate of the Institute having gained the Higher Certificate in 2008 and the Diploma in Genealogy (DipGen) in 2009. Les has also been a member of the IHGS Education Board since 2012 and a Course Tutor since 2010. Les is also the owner of LMentary Family History and Education, and has a portfolio of professional development courses ranging from beginner through to Diploma in Genealogy. A number of LMentary students have successfully attained the IHGS Higher Certificate and IHGS Diploma in Genealogy awards. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Les.