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Director of Health and Social Services and Director of Education Appointed

The Falkland Islands Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Hilary Rowland as Director of Health and Social Services, and Annie Tempest as Director of Education.

Hilary has a degree in biochemistry and genetics, a Masters in social work and a PhD in health care regulation.  She worked as a nursing assistant and social worker for a number of years before running a large community trust providing services for older people.  She was then appointed Chief Executive of the Royal Liverpool children’s trust, and subsequently she has been Chief Executive of the Health and Social Advisory Service, and of the Parkhaven Trust.  In her previous role she received the Investors in People gold award for her commitment in investing in training for staff and involving them in the organisation in order to provide excellent services.

Hilary Rowland said:

“I am truly excited and delighted to have been appointed director of health and social services.  I am really looking forward to taking up the post, to getting to know the islands, the people and ensuring the provision of the best possible services.”

Annie was formerly a Principal Consultant for the International Education Agency as well as Head teacher for over 20 years. Annie has extensive experience in school leadership, both Nationally and Internationally.  She has led four schools to receive ‘Excellent’ Ofsted reports.  Annie now holds contracts with the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools. (I.A.P.S.) and leads the International Mentor Team of IAPS who has over 30 listed International Schools with the IAPS quality mark.

Annie Tempest said:

“I am really excited about taking up the post of Director of Education. I am looking forward to working with all members of the Island community to build upon and further extend the excellent work already undertaken in Education.”

Member of the Legislative Assembly Jan Cheek holds portfolio responsibility for Education, and is second on the Health and Medical Services portfolio.  On the appointments she said:

“It is pleasing to see these two critical posts filled by such well qualified and experienced individuals.  Health and Education are vital services in any community, and we look forward to welcoming Hilary and Annie and supporting them as we strive to provide the highest quality services to the people of the Falkland Islands.”