The interview… East Devon’s Maria Nolan

The Icelandic volcanic eruption that showered Europe with ash more than a decade ago was a sign for East Devon’s General Manager. She’s never looked back...

Had Eyjafjallajökul not erupted – sending huge plumes of volcanic debris nearly 10km into the sky and grounding planes all over Europe – who knows where Maria Nolan would be now?

For while the disruption from that natural disaster may have been brief, it certainly caused an eruption in her career and took her on an exciting new path.

Having forged a career at clubs in her native Iceland and Turkey, Maria considered being stranded in England, as the ash cloud blocked the sky, a sign....

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