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ISSG Board member confirms resignation

Isles of Scilly Steamship Group Director Mark Howarth has confirmed his resignation from the Board, saying that it became "increasingly difficult" for him to agree with the company's direction of travel.

Mark joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2013 and served as Interim Managing Director for eight months following the departure of Rob Goldsmith in September 2017.

Cornish accountant Gary Randall was appointed to the ISSG's Board of Directors last month.

Read Mark's statement in full below:

“I confirm that I tendered my resignation to Andrew May on Friday 27th July as a Non-Executive Director of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company.

I am passionate about the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company and want to see it succeed for its shareholders, customers, employees and stakeholders.

However, in recent times, it has been made increasingly difficult for me to agree with, or influence, the Company’s direction of travel and therefore I felt that the only honourable thing to do was to resign.

I have great respect for the employees who are doing an amazing job, and for the stakeholders of the Company, many of whom have become friends, and I thank everyone for their support whilst I have been involved with the Company.

As a shareholder myself, I have a strong interest in a positive future for the Company and will continue to take an active interest. I really want to see everyone working together for the future of the company and the islands."


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