Howarth joins Steamship Co board

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The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company has appointed local transport industry expert Mark Howarth to its board as a non-executive director.

Howarth brings to the board a wealth of transport knowledge and experience, both from his current position as MD of bus company Western Greyhound, and from a number of voluntary positions he holds within the industry.

As chair of the south west region of the Confederation for Passenger Transport and as a director of South West Smartcard Applications, Howarth will bring to the board an overview of the regional travel industry, as well as specific expertise in aviation and ferry travel gained as chairman of the Newquay Airport Consultative Forum and through involvement with the King Harry Ferry.

Andrew May, chairman of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, said: “The Board’s Nomination Committee undertook a thoroughly comprehensive and detailed process during which they saw a number of candidates, all of whom would have been a real asset to the group.

“Mark stood out more because, in our view, his particular skills and experience complement those already on the board to produce a close fit for the criteria we have identified as being appropriate at this time in our development.

“Mark’s great experience in the transport sector, particularly his focus on the changing needs of his customers, will be of great benefit to our Group. On behalf of my colleagues it gives me pleasure to welcome Mark on to the board of directors.”