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Steam Packet Appointment of Chair

Steam Packet logoIsle of Man Steam Packet Company Limited (IOMSPCo) is owned by the Isle of Man Government and is operated at ‘arms-length’. 

Criteria and role requirements 

We are seeking a Chair to oversee and support the Board and the Company with strategic and operational development of the IOMSPCo.

As Chair, you will be a visible and influential advocate for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company:

  • promoting the organisation internally and externally 
  • bringing strong effective leadership to the Board
  • ensuring effective governance throughout the organisation and
  • working closely with the non-executive and executive directors to oversee the management and performance of the company 

You will need strong business strategy skills and possess the ability to successfully understand and interpret business and management information to determine commercial performance and improvement.

You will demonstrate recent senior board level experience gained in a non-executive capacity, have experience in a similar public interest organisation, preferably within a Shipping, Finance, Tourism and/or Strategic Marketing industry background. 

You will need to demonstrate a commitment and ability to maintain independence of judgement and avoid conflicts of interest.

Commitment and remuneration

The expected time commitment in respect of this position will be up to 24 days per annum and involves regular attendance at board meetings (quarterly) and other commitments as they arise. 

The remuneration for this role is up to £20,000 per annum depending on responsibilities and commitments.


Applicants should submit a CV along with information demonstrating suitability for appointment.

All applications received will be reviewed against the required criteria by a Treasury selection panel and short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview. It is anticipated that interviews will be held soon after short-listing.  

It is the intention that the appointment will be made to commence from 1 April 2020, however as the appointments will need to be subject Tynwald approval, this timetable is subject to the Tynwald timetable.

For further information on the please contact:

Applications can be submitted either via email to or by post to:

Gavin Leggate
Financial Governance Division
Government Office
Bucks Road,
Isle of Man,

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 22 December 2019.

Please note any applications received after this time will not be accepted.

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