Business Development Manager & Acting Managing Director
Louise has worked in both the private sector in the UK and the Islands, as well as the public sector in the Falkland Islands Government. In February 2018, Louise joined the Falkland Islands Development Corporation as a Business Development Officer, later moving up to Development Manager and in this role has been called on to step up to Deputy MD and has offered additional support as Acting Managing Director when required.
In August 2021, Louise was appointed Acting Managing Director, leading a capable and motivated team to support entrepreneurship and innovation across the Islands’ economy.
Personal Assistant to the Managing Director
Susana (Sue) joined the Development Corporation in May of 2007 in the finance department before advancing her career in 2012 to the role of Personal Assistant to the Managing Director.
Sue is responsible for confidential and executive-level assistance to the Managing Director and is also Secretary to the Falkland Islands Development Corporation Board.
Business Development Officer
Sian joined FIDC in March 2019 following a varied career within the private and public sectors, having gained experience and knowledge of the heritage, tourism and retail industries of the Falkland Islands.
With a more strategic objective in mind she moved to the dynamic role of Coordinator of the Corporate Management Team. This allowed her the opportunity to develop a firm understanding of the key national strategic documents and FIDC’s crucial role in delivering these.
Sian enjoys a diverse portfolio of clients and represents FIDC at the Skills Assessment Council and Child Care Project Board.
Business Development Officer
Originally from Yorkshire, John joined FIDC in 2019. At age 17 he started and grew a well-known and respected clothing brand. In 1988 he sold the company to a PLC before moving to the Isle of Man.
There over 30 years he started and grew several businesses into a group that became one of the Isle of Man’s largest privately owned companies eventually employing 135 full time staff. In 2017 he sold his interest to a Stock Exchange listed Investment Trust.
John’s experience extends to sitting on the Boards of various companies and PLC’s. He is a member of the Institute of Directors, studying and qualifying for the Certificate in Company Direction in 2009. In the Isle of Man, John assisted the IoM Government mentoring new business start-ups- passing on his considerable business experience, equipping him for his role within FIDC.
Kelly has been with FIDC for over eight years and has worked steadily throughout that time building her professional accountancy skills.
Kelly became FIDC’s Financial Accountant in 2019. She has day-to-day responsibility for the organisation’s budgets and fiscal administration.
Stacey provides administrative support to the FIDC staff and tenants at Shackleton House. She also brings a ‘front of house’ reception to the Corporation’s visitors. With an ever diversifying workload she is always busy and keen to progress her career, with Business Administration and other qualifications.