Mark Howarth, the non-Executive Director of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company (ISSCo) has resigned stating, "it has been made increasingly difficult for me to agree with, or influence, the Company’s direction of travel".
The former non-Executive Director of the ISSCo said: "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.”
Mark Howarth has been on the ISSG Board as a Non-Executive Director since 2013. In September last year, he was asked to step up to interim Managing Director, which lasted until May 2018, when Mark stepped back to Non-Executive Director.
Andrew May, Chairman of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group said: "We can confirm that we have received the resignation of Mark Howarth as a non-executive director.
"On behalf of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, I thank Mark for his service since joining the company board in 2013 and serving as Interim Managing Director from autumn 2017 to May 2018. We wish him well in his future endeavours.”