26 Mar ISLE OF MAN BUSINESS NETWORK APPOINTS NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM
The Isle of Man Business Network (IOMBN) has announced its new leadership team following the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday 11th March 2021.
Following a successful year as Chairman of the Isle of Man Business Network, Alex Wilson, Marketing Manager at Microgaming, will now assume the role of President whilst Vice Chairman Carrie Allen‐ Snell, Marketing Manager at Cains, graduates to Chairman. Luke Adebiyi, Client Engagement Lead & Team Leader at Capital International Group, will take up the role of Vice Chairman and following a three‐year term in the leadership team, Dearbhla Doyle, Marketing Manager at Microgaming will resume a role within the voluntary committee.
During 2020 and under Alex Wilson’s stewardship, the IOMBN hosted 12 events, both in‐person and virtually, ranging from insightful learning events, community activities, social networking and topical updates through IOMBN’s close relationship with the Isle of Man Government, local businesses and international speakers. The network also sold 1,140 tickets, dedicated 581 volunteer hours and raised over £900 for local charities.
Alex Wilson, now President, commented: ‘It has been a challenging yet rewarding year as Chairman, where community and connection has been more important than ever. As a committee, we clubbed together to ensure events continued to provide an outlet for our members and non‐members throughout multiple lockdowns. Our relationships with sponsors, speakers and suppliers grew stronger as mutual support also showed where the IOM Business Network positions itself in our business community. A word of gratitude to our members, event attendees and supporters who have stuck with us this year, and a warm welcome to the Network’s three new committee members who will advance our event offering once more this year.’
Incoming Chairman, Carrie Allen‐Snell, commented: ‘While this year turned out to be entirely different from what I expected stepping into my role as Vice‐Chair, personally, I’ve taken away more than I could I originally thought and could not be prouder of how our community has worked together in these challenging times.
‘Looking to the year ahead, and my role of Chairman, I’m looking forward to helping the IOM Business Network go from strength to strength as we continue to support the Island’s business community, providing a much needed outlet for our members to socialise, learn and develop together. I’d like to thank our long‐standing and new committee members for their dedication to the role.’
Incoming Vice‐Chairman, Luke Adebiyi, added: ‘The Isle of Man Business Network is instrumental in hosting both learning and topical events, which in turn supports our large member base in professional development but also allow them to meet new individuals and make new contacts they wouldn’t make in their day‐to‐day working environment. I personally have been a council member for the past twelve months and have spoken and hosted events for the network in both Mental Health & Diversity, which is real passion of mine.
‘I’m looking forward to using my previous event management skills and connections both on and off island to provide members with events that will be beneficial to all, but also collaborating with other organisations to serve not just our business community, but our Island Community especially in community and charity initiatives during my term as vice‐chair.”