Islander Jeanette Ware has been appointed as the new Islands Operations Manager for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, strengthening its management team on the islands.
A well-known member of the Scilly community, Jeanette joined the Steamship Group in March 2016 as operations manager for Island Carriers and helped turn it into a profit-making company.
As well as overseeing both Island Carriers at St Mary’s Quay, Jeanette will provide management support to all the company’s island-based employees.
She said: “I am extremely excited to become Islands Operations Manager. It’s a completely new role for me and I feel it’s really important for the Steamship Company to have a senior manager who is a familiar face on the islands. I feel I can – and already am – make a big difference.
“I’m well placed to do the job as I’m in the unique position of being able to advocate for both the company and the community and can see things from both perspectives.
“Although I work for the Steamship Company, my life is here too and when I retire I plan to continue living here. I’m loyal to the community and want what’s best for Scilly.”
Jeanette moved to the islands in September 2007 when she married into a Scillonian family. Along with her husband Duane, they have five children and three grandchildren.
She previously worked for Sibleys, and prior to moving to the islands, worked with children with learning disabilities.
Following the announcement of the re-opening of the office on St Mary’s, Jeanette will play an active role in getting it ready to be re-opened and will be working on this as a priority. She will also be present to meet with the community in the office and answer questions.
Stuart Reid, Chief Executive of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, said: “Our company was formed more than 100 years ago by islanders, and we are proud to have Jeanette as our Islands Operation Manager.
“Her hands-on approach and dedication to the local community make her an intrinsic part of the Steamship family. This is fantastic news for islanders.
“Our focus has always been to deliver an exceptional customer experience for our passengers and Jeanette shares this passion and commitment.”