MEET THE TEAM

Finance Isle of Man is made up of the Agency's board members and internal team, who are responsible for developing and implementing a strategy which will support long-term, sustainable economic growth as well as promoting and developing the Island’s significant financial and professional services industry, ensuring the Isle of Man's continued recognition as an International Finance Centre of Excellence.

 

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Sue Preskey - Finance Isle of Man Chair

Finance Isle of Man Chair

Sue Preskey is Managing Director of local corporate service provider The Law Trust Limited, has over 30 years’ experience in the UK and international financial services as both a practitioner and a regulator. She has held senior roles across a range of financial services businesses including fiduciary, banking, investment, funds, and captive insurance. Sue has previously chaired local branches of The London Institute of Banking & Finance and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. She is also a committee member of the Isle of Man Institute of Directors.

 

 

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Michael Crowe - Finance Isle of Man CEO

Finance Isle of Man CEO

Michael joined the Department after working in the Accountancy profession for 27 years. He was a Director at Grant Thornton Limited, and prior to that at PKF. Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the former President of the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce and former Chair of the Isle of Man Society of Chartered Accountants. During his professional career he worked on the Island with a wide variety of clients and organisations of all sizes, covering all sectors of the local economy.

 “My focus is on the future of the Island’s financial services sector, being part of the leadership team within the Department for Enterprise and Finance Agency and working to ensure that our economic success continues.”

Michael Crowe - Finance Isle of Man CEO email address
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Peter Greenhill MLC - Department Member for Finance Isle of Man

MLC & Department Member for Finance Isle of Man

Mr Greenhill is a member of the Department for Enterprise and is responsible for Finance Isle of Man and the Department's Properties.

Mr Greenhill has over 40 years of international business experience as a director, managing director and CEO in international banking, eBusiness, manufacturing, technology, national lotteries and eGaming. Most recently he has acted as a non-executive director, consultant and mentor to growing and new companies.

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Craig Brown - Finance Isle of Man Board Member - Association of Corporate Service Providers

Finance Isle of Man Board Member

Craig is the Association of Corporate Service Providers (ACSP) representative on the Finance Agency, and is Managing Director of IQ EQ (Isle of Man) Limited.

Originally from the North West of England, Craig obtained a Masters degree in Engineering from Cambridge University.  He subsequently left engineering to join the accounting profession with Arthur Andersen, and is a Fellow of the ICAEW and a Chartered Tax Advisor.  After qualifying, he spent many years as head of tax of several multinational organisations, operating in sectors as diverse as the oil industry, FMCG, telecommunications and the retail sector. 

Craig moved to the Isle of Man to take up a role in the fiduciary sector in 2008, a move which he considers to be the best of his career.  He firmly believes that the island’s fiduciary offering is unique and is a proud ambassador of the Isle of Man on his international business travels

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Simon Nicholas - Finance Isle of Man Board Member - Professional Services & Non-Life

Finance Isle of Man Board Member

Simon Nicholas is a leading financial services partner of KPMG Isle of Man. He has a focus on both audit and advisory engagements, whilst Simon works with fintech start-ups to cross border global institutions across wealth management, banking and the risk sectors, he has a specialism in insurance.

Simon has been named Insurance Advisor of the Year for the last 3 years – with extensive experience in external audit, internal audit, regulatory consulting and deal advisory. Additionally, he has a number of appointments on Isle of Man trade bodies and industry advisory groups.

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Chris Till - Finance Isle of Man Board Member - Isle of Man Banking Associations

Finance Isle of Man Board Member

Chris Till was born in Morecambe and moved to the Isle of Man in 1992 to take up a position with Barclays on the the Island having worked for the bank in the UK since leaving school.

Chris joined Standard Bank Isle of Man Limited in 1996 as Credit Manager. Some 20 years later and Chris is now the CEO of Standard Bank Isle of Man Limited and Island Head for Standard Bank, becoming CEO in 2014. He has been an executive director of the bank since 2006. Chris is also responsible for the Isle of Man branch of the Standard Bank of South Africa and the international companies of the Group based on the Island.

Chris obtained a BSc (Hons) in Financial Services from the University of Manchester and is a Chartered Associate of the LIBF, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

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Dina Hill - Marketing Manager Finance Isle of Man

Marketing Manager Finance Isle of Man

Dina joined the Department for Enterprise in November 2018 as a marketing manager with responsibility for Finance Isle of Man Agency, Isle of Man Ship Registry and Isle of Man Aircraft Registry.

Dina is a Member of Chartered institute of marketing after having completed her CIM Diploma in Marketing in 2009. With over 10 years’ experience in Marketing and Business Development working within CSP environment, Dina will oversee the Agency’s marketing strategy both in the Island and internationally.

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Mark Dougherty - Finance Isle of Man Board Member - Law Society

Finance Isle of Man Board Member

Mark is the Law Society representative on the Finance Agency and is also Managing Director of DQ Advocates a leading law practice on the Isle of Man.

Mark has extensive experience both in the Isle of Man and Bermuda in corporate and commercial law and is ranked as a leading individual in his field of law on the Island by both Chambers (Corporate and Finance) and Legal 500 (Corporate and Commercial). 

Mark regularly advises multi-national companies, listed entities, banks and private equity houses as well as high net worth individuals in a wide range of Isle of Man corporate and commercial matters. He also sits on the IOM Government Regulatory and Legislative Innovation Working Group and sat on the IOM Law Society council for many years as head of the education committee.

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Mark Lewin - Department for Enterprise CEO

Department for Enterprise CEO

Mark first joined the Department in 2012 following an extensive career spanning over 25 years on and off the Island that included senior executive positions across a range of sectors including financial services, technology, hospitality and leisure.

Mark has previously been the Managing Director for one of the Isle of Man’s largest banks, the head of operational strategy for a global wealth business, director of a significant pan-Island technology and change function and an independent consultant in both financial services and in technology based transformation and in his career has worked extensively in the Isle of Man, London and Channel Islands.

Mark has a breadth of experience in the Island’s key sectors, strong connections with industry and first-hand experience in implementing large scale strategies and prior to his current role Mark was the Executive Director for Government Technology Services within the Cabinet Office, the shared service for technology services and digital transformation within Isle of Man Government.

As interim Chief Executive of the Department for Enterprise, Mark instated a full strategic review of the existing structure, implementing a fundamentally different format and introducing Executive Agencies enabling them to leverage the private sector expertise and knowledge and create a partnership approach to product development, policy input, and promotion.

Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Chartered Member of the British Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

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Stuart Nelson - Finance Isle of Man Board Member - Chamber of Commerce

Finance Isle of Man Board Member

Stuart Nelson is a Director of Barclays in the Isle of Man. He heads up their Fiduciary, Family Office and Funds Team, which focuses on delivering Financial Services needs to a wide range of both domestic and international clients. Stuart has over 25 years experience in Offshore Banking across multiple segments. He also Chairs the Chamber of Commerce’s Financial and Professional Services committee.

Stuart is passionate about the future success of the Island and is married with 3 children.

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Gill Marples - Finance Isle of Man Board Member - Manx Insurance Association

Finance Isle of Man Board Member

Gill started her career in financial services working for a large UK insurance group. She has worked in the Isle of Man insurance sector for over 20 years managing compliance and operations departments. Gill is now a Director and Head of IntegraLife International Limited.

Gill is also the immediate past chair of the Manx Insurance Association and is a council member of the Isle of Man branch of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

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John Hockney - Finance Isle of Man Board Member - Insurance & Pensions

Finance Isle of Man Board Member

John Hockney is the Director & Shareholder of Hockney Stevens Chartered Financial Planners, established in the Isle of Man since 2001, licensed by Isle of Man Financial Services Authority and Director & Shareholder of wholly separate UK Company, Hockney Stevens Consultants Ltd, as an appointed representative of the Sense Network Ltd and authorised by The Financial Conduct Authority. John brings over 31 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry. His former roles include Independent Financial Adviser & Chartered Financial Planner, President of the Insurance Institute of the Isle of Man (Chartered Insurance Institute) during 2014/15 and Chairman of the Isle of Man region of the Personal Finance Society (2012 to 2017).

John is an Associate of the Personal Finance Society, a Chartered Financial Planner and a Pension Transfer Specialist, as authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.

John has been resident in the Isle of Man since 1995 and is extremely happily married with 2 adult sons, he is also a keen kitesurfer and recently qualified RYA Day Skipper.  

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Michael Crowe - CEO Finance Isle of Man

CEO Finance Isle of Man

Michael joined the Department after working in the Accountancy profession for 27 years. He was a Director at Grant Thornton Limited, and prior to that at PKF. Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the former President of the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce and former Chair of the Isle of Man Society of Chartered Accountants. During his professional career he worked on the Island with a wide variety of clients and organisations of all sizes, covering all sectors of the local economy.

 “My focus is on the future of the Island’s financial services sector, being part of the leadership team within the Department for Enterprise and Finance Agency and working to ensure that our economic success continues.”

Michael Crowe - CEO Finance Isle of Man email address
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Simon Pickering - Head of Insurance and Pensions

Head of Insurance and Pensions

In his role as Head of Insurance and Pensions, within the new Finance Agency, Simon Pickering will call upon his 33 years of experience in the Island’s Financial services industry. A key part of that role is to support the existing businesses in the Life, Captive, Pensions, Funds and Wealth and Financial Advisory sectors.

Acting as a conduit between these traditional sectors and wider Government he will look for opportunities for growth through marketing, new initiatives, and media opportunities both locally and internationally. He will also look to assist any new licence holders looking to make the Island their home.

Simon Pickering - Head of Insurance and Pensions email address
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Paul Blake - Head of Banking and Fiduciaries

Head of Banking and Fiduciaries

As Head of Banking and Fiduciaries for the Finance Isle of Man Agency, Paul has over 20 years of experience across a range of Financial Services sectors including banking, legal and fiduciaries. Paul first came to the island in 2001 with Lloyds Banking Group as a senior manager in their corporate banking team, responsible for a range of clients from SME’s to Multinationals both locally and internationally.

In the legal sector, Paul was Chief Operating Officer at two leading Isle of Man Law firms and was responsible for strategic development and driving operational excellence. Most recently, Paul was a Director at a boutique Trust and Corporate Service provider specialising in Yachting and UHNW clients. Paul has a degree in Politics from Staffordshire University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Paul will be working closely alongside the financial and professional services sectors in the Isle of Man to support growth and success as well as ensuring, in conjunction with business partners, that we promote the Island's highly professional financial services.

Paul Blake - Head of Banking and Fiduciaries email address
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Dina Hill - Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager

Dina joined the Department for Enterprise in November 2018 as a marketing manager with responsibility for Finance Isle of Man Agency, Isle of Man Ship Registry and Isle of Man Aircraft Registry.

Dina is a Member of Chartered institute of marketing after having completed her CIM Diploma in Marketing in 2009. With over 10 years’ experience in Marketing and Business Development working within CSP environment, Dina will oversee the Agency’s marketing strategy both in the Island and internationally.

Dina Hill - Marketing Manager email address
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Katrina Skinner - Finance Isle of Man Secretariat

Finance Isle of Man Secretariat

Katrina joined the Department as the Senior Secretary to the Financial Services Team in 2012 after several years working in the private sector.

Despite the steep learning curve initially, Katrina finds working for the Department an enjoyable and interesting experience, taking a keen interest and involvement in the different areas of the Department and Government.

Alongside the rest of her colleagues, Katrina has played an important part in the setting up of the Department for Enterprise and the four Executive Agencies.

Katrina feels very privileged to be part of this new era of Government and private sector partnership and is looking forward to assisting the Finance Isle of Man Agency in developing and promoting the Island’s financial and professional services industry.

Katrina Skinner - Finance Isle of Man Secretariat email address
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Laura Myrie - Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Laura joined the joined the Department in February 2021, supporting the Finance Isle of Man Agency as Executive Officer.

Prior to this Laura worked within the Department for Enterprise as a Business Development Officer for New Product Development within the Visit Isle of Man agency.

Before joining the Department for Enterprise, Laura worked within the Department of Health & Social Care at Nobles Hospital for over 10 years. Her roles varied from Healthcare/ Advisory services to Administration Support.

Laura is looking forward to embracing this challenging new role and helping to develop and promote the Island’s financial & professional services industry.

Laura Myrie - Executive Officer email address
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Victoria Giles - Marketing Executive

Marketing Executive

Victoria joined the agency in January 2021 as Marketing Executive for Finance Isle of Man.

Victoria has over 6 years experience as a marketing professional, previous positions include Brand Manager and Assistant Marketing Manager at multiple global businesses within the UK's private sector. Prior to joining the department, Victoria also worked as a digital communications volunteer for Children's charity Right To Play UK.

Victoria looks forward to bringing her experience of brand development and digital communications to the agency to support the Finance Isle of Man's vision for the island. 

 

Victoria Giles - Marketing Executive email address

Finance Isle of Man is responsible for the shared vision and strategy for the Island’s financial services industries and the Isle of Man as an international finance centre of excellence.

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