Islands’ Partnership Looking For New Chairman
The Islands’ Partnership is looking for a new Chairman and they’re casting their net wider than the islands.
The non-executive position has been vacant since former Chairman and Duchy Land Steward Chris Gregory stood down last summer. Current Vice Chairman Robert Francis has been carrying out the duties on a temporary basis.
The Partnership’s Executive Director David Jackson says the board has been looking at several options over the past few months but have so far been unsuccessful in filling the role.
So they’ve now opened it up to approaches from islanders and people on the mainland.
David says major changes taking place, such as the devolution deal for Cornwall and the next round of EU funding for the region, as well as ongoing transport issues, means it would suit someone with either political influence or with links to mainland business partners.
The new Chair will provide overall leadership and strategic direction to the tourism and business organisation and help identify opportunities for the economic prosperity of the islands.
David says they’ll need to possess strong business acumen and previous experience at board level.
But he says any mainland recruit would need “to have a passion for Scilly” either through family or business connections on the islands.
Although this is a key role for the Partnership, David says if no suitable candidate comes forward, they have the option of electing a new Chairman from the existing board of nine Directors.
Details about the role, and how to apply, can be viewed on the Islands’ Partnership website or you can contact David Jackson on 01720 424036 or email DavidJackson@islandspartnership.co.uk.