Chief Executive's Office
Who we are
The Chief Executive’s Office, based at Homefield, 88 Woodbourne Road, Douglas, supports the work of its six operational divisions in legislative, policy and strategic matters.
The Chief Executive heads a team of 10 full and part-time staff at Homefield, supported by Head of Finance and Research, Paula Primrose, and Head of Administration and Legislation, Julian Lalor-Smith.
The DHA is responsible for a budget in the region of £32million.
Write to: Department of Home Affairs, Homefield, 88 Woodbourne Road, Douglas, IM2 3AP.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1624 694300 or Fax: +44 (0) 1624 621298
|Mark Kelly was appointed Chief Executive to the Department of Home Affairs in January 2011 and subsequently started in this role at the beginning of March 2011. |
Mr Kelly joined the Civil Service in 1983, shortly after graduating from the University of Liverpool with a degree in economics. After a short spell with the then IoM Tourist Board he joined the Treasury as an Economist, where he served for 10 years and conducted two censuses (1986 & 1991).
In 1995 he was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive of the then Department of Health and Social Security, where he served for a further 10 years before joining the then Department of Trade and Industry as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 2005.
After being seconded to the Department of Home Affairs as Acting Chief Executive from January to June 2010 he returned to the newly formed Department of Economic Development as Chief Operating Officer, where he remained until his appointment as Chief Executive.
|Paula Primrose was appointed Director of Finance and Performance at the Department of Home Affairs in September 2007.
Although she has strong Manx links, she was born and brought up in Shropshire and gained a degree in accounting and finance at Manchester Polytechnic before starting her career working for manufacturing companies in the North West of England.
A qualified CIMA accountant, she later undertook contract work implementing financial systems in large companies in the UK, Europe and the Isle of Man before moving to the Island to take up this position.
Paula lives in Douglas with her husband Ken, an electronic design engineer. Her hobbies include walking and card making.
Julian Lalor-Smith was appointed Director of Administration and Legislation at the Department of Home Affairs in May 2006.
He moved to the Isle of Man at the age of 15 with his parents and started his career as an account executive with a commodities broker in Douglas. After a spell travelling in the USA he returned to the Island and joined the Civil Service in 1988, initially as European Officer with the Chief Secretary’s Office.
He was promoted to a post of Legislation Officer at the Department of Transport before being appointed Administrator at the Department of Home Affairs in 1999. The post has developed to Director level and Julian is now responsible for managing a team of staff covering all aspects of administration and legislation at Home Affairs.
He’s married and lives in Foxdale with wife Sara and their three children. In his spare time, Julian enjoys walking his four West Highland Terriers, gardening and is involved in Neighbourhood Watch and on the leadership of the church he attends.