David Waugh has been appointed as the new permanent General Manager of the Falkland Islands Development Corporation.
Following interviews in London on 16 July involving the Corporation's Chairman Councillor Richard Cockwell and FIG Chief Executive Tim Thorogood, the Corporation's Board and Executive Council have confirmed the appointment of Mr Waugh. Mr Waugh is likely to start work in October but will be undertaking a familiarisation visit to the Islands during August. He has an extensive international business career focusing on property and infrastructure development, business improvement and regeneration. Past posts include Executive Project Director of the Canary Wharf Development in London, director of Trafalgar House/Kvearner and most recently Chief Executive of the Liverpool Land Development Company. Mr Waugh is also a keen sailor, owning a 52' sailing yacht which he is investigating bringing to the Falklands. Councillor Richard Cockwell said "We had an exceptional field with some 60 applications of very high quality. After intensive interviews of the final six candidates Mr Waugh emerged as the strongest candidate based on his extensive senior experience and excellent all round personal qualities. I am absolutely delighted that the Falkland Islands have obtained someone of such ability who will drive forward our business development and key projects".
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