The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced the appointment of Judith Piper to its board of directors with immediate effect.

Judith joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in October 2018. Before joining the group, Judith worked for W. Stevenson & Sons Ltd as Finance Director, Company Secretary and Acting Managing Director. Her earlier career included Finance Manager at Unipart Group Ltd and Financial and Management Accountant at Westcountry Ambulance Services NHS Trust.

Originally from Cornwall, Judith graduated from Plymouth University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and qualified as an ACCA accountant in 2001; in 2006 she was awarded Fellowship (FCCA) status. She now lives in St. Levan with her husband and three children enjoying many sporting activities, the local beaches and running the coastline.

Judith Piper said: “I feel privileged to join the Board of Directors of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group and welcome the opportunity to contribute to the future success of the company.”

Stuart Reid, Managing Director of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, said: “We are pleased to welcome Judith as a director. Judith’s financial skills and experience will be invaluable to the board in its work of guiding the company through the next stage of its development.”

Ian Howard, Chairman of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group Said: “I welcome Judith to the board of directors; her expertise and experience will strengthen the boards skillset and I wish her all the very best in her new role as a company director.”

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group was founded by islanders almost 100 years ago to provide lifeline passenger and freight services to the Isles of Scilly. It operates eight fixed wing Skybus aircraft from Land’s End, Exeter and Newquay airports, and the seasonal Scillonian III passenger ferry from Penzance between March and November.

The £17-million turnover business employs 228 staff, making it one of the biggest employers in the region.