THE new boss at the helm of Isle of Man Stamps and Coins is to be Maxine Cannon.
Mrs Cannon will take over as general manager on April 2 prior to Dot Tilbury’s retirement in May after 15 years in the job.
Commenting on her new appointment, Mrs Cannon said: ‘I’m grateful to my colleagues past and present in all areas of the business and at every level for their help, advice and good humour over the years, which has enabled me to reach this stage in my career and for making it possible to follow on from Dot.’
Mrs Cannon has worked in the stamps and coins department – most recently as sales and marketing manager since starting work with the post office in 1981.
Thanks to her time with the department, she has enormous expertise on stamps and coins and this, added to her great enthusiasm makes her well fitted to her new role.
Mrs Cannon has said her intention is to build on the achievements of Isle of Man Stamps and Coins from the past 15 years under Mrs Tilbury’s leadership.
Looking forward to her new role, she added: ‘As we move past our 40th anniversary milestone, knowing that Isle of Man Stamps and Coins has the support of a worldwide customer base and an extensive network of top ranking suppliers, researchers and contributors, both on and off island, gives me great confidence for the future.’
During her 15 years in charge, Mrs Tilbury had a key role in producing creative and topical stamp issues which have been seen around the world.
She said: ‘I can honestly say that I have had the best job in the world as manager of Isle of Man Stamps and Coins.
‘However, none of that would have been possible without Maxine’s invaluable knowledge and assistance.
‘I am so delighted she is to take over the reins and that with the support of the wonderful team in the department, she will ensure that Isle of Man Stamps and Coins will continue to be successful.’
Mrs Tilbury joined the business in 1975 and was praised for her ‘loyal and dedicated service’.
Post office chief executive Mike Kelly, described Mrs Tilbury’s retirement as the end of an era and Maxine’s appointment as a new chapter.
He said: ‘We are enormously grateful for the all that Dot has contributed over the years and we are confident Maxine is the best person to take the business forward to build on those successes.’