Isle of Man Business Network | Committee
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DearbhlaD

Dearbhla joined the IOMBN in October 2016 and became Vice Chair in 2018/19 and Chair in March 2019. Having worked in the construction industry for 8 years as a Quantity Surveyor she decided to complete an MBA through Oxford Brooke’s University and specialised in Marketing allowing her to change industries to Egaming. She is now Brand Manager at Microgaming. Other interests include travelling, outdoor sports and taking part in charity events with Team IOMBN.

Dearbhla Doyle

Chair
KatieN

Katie joined the IOMBN in 2015 and took on the role of the Head of Communications before becoming Vice Chair in 2017, Chairman in 2018 and President in 2019.
After gaining 10 years industry experience in marketing and management roles in the software development, e-gaming and early stage investment industries Katie founded Petra Consulting in 2019. Katie now works on a variety of corporate and start-up related projects.
Katie is a board member of the Digital Isle of Man Executive Agency and enjoys travelling and playing hockey for Castletown Hockey Club.

Katie Nicholson

President
AlexW

Alex Wilson joined the Committee in October 2016 and recently assumed the Head of Marketing role, applying 9 years industry experience in brand management, communications, customer engagement and professional event management. Alex works within Bold Marketing Consultancy and is well known for project management of Islexpo under the DfE and for her work at Crossroads Care. Alex is ACIM qualified and runs a monthly coffee meet for CIM IOM alumni alongside IOMBN

Alex Wilson

Vice Chair
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Annie joined the Business Network in 2018. Her role within the Business Network includes marketing and assisting with the organisation of the various events. Annie works in the Communications team at the Isle of Man Government and works across a number of departments to help shape Government’s relationship with the public and media. In her spare time Annie enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Annabel Heap

Marketing
TaraC

Tara joined the committee in September 2016 after having gained a lot from attending the IOMBN’s events for over a year. Tara qualified as an Advocate in December 2013 and works for DQ Advocates. Tara advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial litigation matters but in particular provides advice on contractual disputes, banking and insolvency, corporate and trust disputes, and non-contentious corporate and trust applications. In her spare time Tara enjoys dancing, skiing and generally keeping fit and more importantly spending time with friends and family.

Tara Cubbon

Secretary
ClareK

Clare joined the IOMBN in 2014 and is currently Treasurer. Clare is a Senior Tax Manager at KPMG LLC specializing in UK and IOM corporate tax and is both a chartered accountant and a chartered tax advisor. In her spare time she can often be found enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Clare Kelly

Treasurer
BenS

Having been an IOMBN member for over 2 years, Ben joined the committee at the start of 2016 and works in the social events team. After completing a degree in Economics, Ben joined Aon where he works as an Insurance Manager for a number of multinational clients. Ben is currently studying for a Chartered Insurance Institute Diploma, and spends most of his spare time travelling.

Ben Smith

Membership Officer
CameronH

Cameron has been part of the IOMBN for a number of years and has seen it grow to its current position and membership. Cameron is a past Chairman and currently works at Sovereign.

Cameron Halsall

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Tamiko Ross

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Jessica Cocker

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Alex joined the IOMBN Committee in August 2019. Alex is an Investment Manager with Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) holding the CISI Diploma in Investment Advice (Securities) (IAD). In his spare time Alex has enjoyed performing in numerous theatrical productions at the Gaiety Theatre and Villa Marina with the Islands’ dramatic societies.

Alex Toohey

ScottLM

Scott joined the Committee in January 2016. He is a Director at Cains advocates where he advises companies and financial institutions in all manner of corporate, commercial, structuring and financing transactions, both within the Isle of Man and internationally.

Scott Leonard-Morgan

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Savannah Joined the IOMBN at the start of 2019. Savannah is currently in her 3rd year of her Law degree which she studies through Open University as well as working. Savannah recently left the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) after working in areas such as the Mental Health Act Office and working on a pilot introducing a forensic pathway within the DHSC. She now works for Nedbank Private Wealth Ltd. In her spare time Savannah is often traveling to London or spending time outdoors on the island.

Savannah Ingham

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Chris became a member of the IOMBN committee after gaining a lot from attending their events over the past year. He is a Qualified Accountant at Equiom Group focused predominantly on Financial Planning and Analysis working with the senior leadership team to provide a greater insight to financial performance.

Chris Nicholson

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Tom Wilson was educated on the Island before going to University in Leeds, studying a degree in Civil Engineering. Upon completion Tom moved back to the Island finding work in Aeronautical engineering spending 5 years designing planes. After a career change Tom is now a Financial Adviser for MAC Financial specialising in pensions and investments. He can be spotted in most of the local offices providing advice throughout the year.

Tom Wilson

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Carrie Allen-Snell joined the IOMBN in March 2019 following relocating to the Island of Man and attending a number of their events. Carrie is the marketing manager at Cains Advocates and has over eight years’ marketing experience working within one of the North West’s leading communications agencies and specialises in marketing strategy, digital marketing, PR and event management. In her spare time she can often be found enjoying the outdoors the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Carrie Allen-Snell

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Chris is a past Chairman and President and has been involved in a variety of capacities including membership and IT. After leaving the armed forces in the late nineties he returned to the Island and started work within the financial services industry, initially within life assurance administration where he qualified as a financial advisor before moving into IT. Chris is currently Head of IT Development at Hansard Global Plc. He successfully completed the IoD Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction last year.

Chris Darnill

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MichaelF

Michael is Director of Quantum Ventures Limited. He has returned to the Island after a long absence in the U.K. and is delighted to be back home and integrating with the vibrant business community on the Island. Apart from the IOMBN, his major interest (in consultation and co-operation with the D.E.D.) is using the contacts he has built up to encourage businesses to start up in or re-locate to the Island. He believes that the outward looking and “can do” attitude he has encountered generally bodes well for the Island’s future prosperity and international profile.

Michael Forrester

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Merita joined Sefton Group plc in 2016, and has a wealth of experience across Marketing, internal and external Communications, international Event Management and Sponsorship. She has spent a large part of her career working at a senior level within Communications in the offshore professional and financial services sector. A trained Broadcast Journalist, she has experience of working in national radio and television, and locally in a PR and creative agency where she managed the accounts of a number of international and tri-Island brands in the telecoms, banking, education and hospitality sectors.

Merita Taylor

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Past Chairpersons
Rachael Hooper
2015/17
Rich Davies
2009/10
Brendan Beeken
2003/04
Stewart Davies
1996/97
Kate Parrish
2014/15
Steve Burdett
2008/09
David Karran
2001/03
Wyn Hughes
1995/96
Owen Cutajar
2013/14
Sharon Kissack
2007/08
Simon Spenser
2000/01
Tim Craine
1994/95
Chris Darnill
2012/13
Helen Okell
2006/07
Nick Wood
1999/00
Iain Lawson
1993/94
Cameron Halsall
2011/12
Juan Watterson
2005/06
Barry Phelan
1998/99
Bryan Gullan
1992/93
Alexander Duffy
2010/11
Steve Cobb
2004/05
Linda Preston
1997/98
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