St Helena Government (SHG) notes with sadness the passing of Matthew (Matt) Young. We wish to extend our sincere condolences to his wife Sheila and family at this time.

Matt served as Financial Secretary on St Helena from 1996 to 2000 and returned as Acting/Locum Financial Secretary several times during 2003 and 2004. Matt will be more recently known as serving as Director of St Helena Line from 2000, later taking on the Chairman role and was in the midst of winding up St Helena Line through the liquidation process before he passed away.

Matt’s last visit to St Helena was on the final voyage of the RMS St Helena in 2018.

Matt’s association with St Helena has spanned many years. His services to the Island have been very much appreciated and it is with deep regret that we acknowledge the loss of someone who has been a true friend and ambassador for the Island.

30 May 2019

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470