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Isle of Man appoints interim chief executive for tourism

29 June 2009

The Isle of Man's Department of Tourism and Leisure has confirmed that it has opted for an interim management solution after failing to appoint a permanent chief executive.

The top position was initially made available after then-chief executive Carol Glover went on leave based on health grounds at the start of this year, reported.

Colin Kniveton, head of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), was brought in as a temporary replacement. However, after failing to appoint a new chief executive, the tourism department has announced that Jon Callister has been brought in as an interim management solution.

No stranger to working in an interim position, having served as the acting head of the DAFF for four months in 2006, Mr Callister is due to step into his new role next week.

Welcoming the announcement, Isle of Man tourism minister Martin Quayle told the local news provider: "I look forward to working with Jon and am confident that he will be able to build on this good work to enable the department to be properly equipped for the future.'

"He has a wealth of public service experience at senior level and I am sure he will make a great contribution to the department."

Categories: Local Government


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