Joan Atkinson Director of the Institute, left for the UK in May 2001 after completing her tenure with the VSO. Her four years with KEF, first as Principal of PVPS and then as the founder Director of the ITE have been invaluable for both the projects; she laid solid foundations and set high standards. Joan has since been appointed as a Trustee of KEF-UK and continues to work for the Foundation with a promise to return to the ITE to teach for two to three months every year. Ms Elvie Herd took over as Director of the ITE from Joan Atkinson and greatly consolidated the ITE. Ann Gibson joined the Institute in April 2001, as the new Director of the ITE at the end of Elvie’s tenure.