Think Tank

Established at the 2017 AGM, the Fuel committee took on the mission to look at future trends impacting the Isle of Man, it’s workforce and the businesses it supports and the Group has tackled many topics including the future of work, the aging population and support for working families.

The Group has recently undergone a re-start to ensure it is in line with current Chamber strategy and priorities. Part of the re-start is a slight re-branding of the name of the Group to: Chamber Think Tank.

The key aims of the Think Tank are:

• A dynamic think tank for emerging leaders providing an inclusive platform for young business talent in the IOM to develop & share views of Chamber members and the wider business community & shape future government policy
• Develop, showcase and promote rising talent within member companies
• Help develop political awareness in younger workers
• Develop novel work that provides input to business or government policy around future trends
• Offers the opportunity to have access to speakers and guests that members wouldn’t usually have exposure too
• Mentorship with a Business Advisory Service mentor
• Provide a path for younger individuals to join Chamber and progress within the Chamber network and develops younger members to engage them for the long term as positive contributors to the future development of Chamber and the Manx Economy

The focus for 2020/21 will include:
Future of work
Aging population

Current members: 

Barry Lawson (Chair)  Hansard 
Chris Dera Grant Thornton 
Claire Watterson  Grant Thornton 
Debbie Scrimshaw Paragon
Gary Joughin  Swagelok
John Rispin  HSBC
Kathryn Sharman (Vice-Chair) DQ Advocates
Marc McCabe Santander 
Mark Stringer  Eniac 
Marlon Cruz MC Consulting
Rachael Hooper  Suntera
Rebecca Netton  Mac Group 
Sam Tipper  Manx Telecom 
Steven Craven  Star Light 

Terms of reference: a safe environment where: