Kristan has gained a wealth of experience through leading at the very top levels of digital technology businesses on the Island whilst also investing in the vision for a bright future for the Isle of Man through his roles in Chamber and a founding Non-Executive Board Member of the Isle of Man Department for Enterprise.
Claire joined Grant Thornton in July 2019 to establish an insolvency and restructuring offering through the Isle of Man office as part of the Grant Thornton Offshore Network. Claire is keen to bring to Chamber her passion for the development of future leaders on the Isle of Man and her wide range of knowledge and expertise.
Carol is a Disruptive Thinker, Leader, Speaker, Coach, Mentor, Podcaster and Edutainer from the Isle of Man, who unlocks World-class performance by connecting leaders to their innate potential and authenticity. Today via her Maverick Maker business, she Coaches and Mentors Founders, Leaders, Boards, and Businesses to think differently, increase personal and business productivity and create opportunity out of change, challenge and connections.
Immediate Past President
Caren Pegg is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Department of Appleby Global dealing with a broad range of civil and commercial disputes, including freezing injunctions, enforcement of judgments, asset tracing, insolvency, Norwich Pharmacal applications, public law issues, director, shareholder and regulatory disputes. Caren has been involved with Chamber for over 15 years having previously been Chair of the Employment and Skills Committee
Jenny trained locally to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 2008. Jenny has over 18 years’ experience in the local finance sector. She has gained experience across a broad range of audit and accounting functions both on and off the Island, most notably funds, insurance, local government, family offices, pensions, regulated CSPs and TSPs and AIM Listed clients, as well as ad hoc advisory work and bespoke report writing for a variety of clients.
Elected Board Member
Bill is a Director of Celton Manx Limited and Celton Manx Marketing Limited. He is also a Director of the Manx Utilities Authority, having been appointed by Government in 2011. The IOM Government appointed him Chairman of their National Broadcast Operations in 2016. He also serves on the Government’s Public Service Commission. In his spare time, he chairs a charity dealing with homelessness and is a Director of the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce
Elected Board Member & Company Secretary
Miles is the Managing Director of MannBenham and was admitted to the Manx Bar on the 25th September 1996 and is an English Solicitor (non-practising), Notary Public and a Commissioner for Oaths. He is also on the board of the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the British Blockchain Association and was one of the founders and the legal adviser to the Manx Digital Currency Association. Miles is personally recommended by the Legal 500
Elected Board Member
Having Chaired the Digital Committee for 16 years, Deb Byron has now joined the Chamber Board. Deb, is Director of IT for Hansard Global plc, an international business which has been providing innovative financial products and services for international clients since 1987.
Elected Board Member
Stuart is committed to establishing excellent, honest and mutually rewarding partnerships with his teams and clients, and his service sector background makes this is a natural element of his businesses' cultures. Having set up and run several successful businesses, he was well placed to develop his more recent activities in business mentoring and executive coaching. Stuart is a member of the Government’s Health & Life Sciences Advisory Board.
Elected Board Member
Richard is an owner and director of ILS World, an independently owned corporate and trust service provider. He has over 30 years’ experience in the financial sector, he moved to the island in 2006 and has been a forum lead in the CoC since 2020.
STEM Sector Lead
Nick is Group Engineering Director for Strix Ltd having joined them in 1992 and directs the Global Water Filtration Engineering teams. Nick is also responsible for the manufacturing facility at Ramsey in Isle of Man, having worked in both Operations and Engineering leadership positions during his time at Strix. Nick holds a BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Systems and Management from Brunel University and an MSc from Manchester University.
Finance & Professional Services Sector Lead
John has worked in financial services for over 40 years spanning a wide spectrum of sectors including, Fiduciary, Private Client, life and captive Insurance/Banks and Funds. Having spent 4.5 years working for the IOM Department for Enterprise promoting the Isle of Man as the place for financial services businesses he is currently both Managing Director of a Finance Business and Managing Director of a fledging Financial Technology business.
Digital Sector Lead
Shelley currently serves as CEO of the tech company, SQR Group Limited. She has a leadership background in tech, telecoms and space industries and was the co-founder of the Isle of Man’s first, and only, Internet Exchange, ManxIX during her time as Managing Director of a local telecommunications company, BlueWave.
Positive Health & Wellbeing Forum Lead
Juan Moore spent over twenty years working in the Trust and Corporate Services Sectors before taking over as CEO of the Law Society where he worked six years. Juan is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute (CGI) and President of the Island’s CGI branch. Juan established a Wellbeing Committee for the Island Branch last year which delivers regular newsletters and CPD events to its members. Juan and The Directors are excited for the forum.
Visitor Economy Sector Lead
Extensive track record in financial and corporate management. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983. Former Finance Director of The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Limited, Deputy Chief Executive of Cammell Laird Holdings plc. Joined Palace Holdings in 2009 and appointed CEO in 2010. Sector Lead of Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce Visitor Economy Forum and board member of Visit Isle of Man.
Think Tank Chair
Kathryn joined DQ Advocates in 2019 after successfully completing her Law degree at the University of Hull. She is an Advisor within the Regulatory & Compliance Team, covering a wide range of areas including AML/CFT compliance and Data Protection. She has been a member of Think Tank for several years, including one year as Vice-Chair.
Business Sustainability Lead
Ralph Peake is Chair of the Isle of Man Business Sustainability Group, within the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce. Former Member of the House of Keys from 2015-2021, he has been closely involved in Government action on climate change. This led to a historic bill committing the Isle of Man to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Prior to that he ran his own business for 25 years, specialising in energy efficient lighting and controls systems.
Local Economy Forum | Small Business
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Talent Action Group Lead
Kelley has been an active member of the Chamber employment and skills group for over 10 years and has a keen interest in supporting skills development and access to lifelong learning opportunities for all age groups on island. Kelley is the Owner of, Rock Consulting
Construction Sector Lead
Gary is known for his successful career in the construction industry and his contributions to the growth and development of companies on the island. Gary has over 30 years of experience in the construction sector and has previously held the position of chair of the IOM Construction Forum where he is currently Treasurer.
Legislation Group Lead
Helen is the Head of the Administrative and Public Law Unit at Humphrey & Helfrich Advocates and deals with a wide range of legal matters involving public bodies and legislation. She qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and before returning to private practice, spent 17 years at the Attorney General’s Chambers, as the senior commercial lawyer and then as Director of Legislative Drafting. Helen is keen to bring her experience and passion to the group.
Local Economy Forum, Large Retail
Charity Forum Lead