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Executive Agencies

On 22 November 2017 Tynwald approved the Transfer of Functions Order enabling the Department for Enterprise to reduce in size and scope and commence with the formation of the Department's four Executive Agencies:

                   Finance Master Logo         Digital Master Logo

                   Business Master Logo         Visit Master Logo

The Executive Agencies are part of the Department for Enterprise with each of the four boards having delegated powers from the Minister for Enterprise, enabling them to leverage the private sector expertise and knowledge and create a partnership approach to product development, policy input, and promotion.

More information on each Agency is available:

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Agency recruitment

The Department is now mid-way through this Agency-build process with the next step to recruit six outstanding leaders to play key roles in the development of the joint partnership approach to economic development.

Following major engagement with over 100 internal and external representatives, the Department has interim Terms of References for each of the four Executive Agencies and is now advertising for:

  • Four Executive Agency Chairs – one for each agency
  • Two Chief Executives – one for each of the Finance and Digital Agencies respectively

Each Agency will have a non-executive Chair appointed on a part-time basis by the Department for a minimum limited term of 2 years, with a further extension of two years possible. The Chairs must have essential experience and skills to provide effective leadership and strategic direction to form a cohesive and focused board.

The Finance Isle of Man and Digital Isle of Man Agencies will also have a Chief Executive to play a leading role in the Agency’s vision, strategy and policies.

The Chief Executives must have essential experience in their respective areas, effectively deploying the Agency’s strategic and operating plans, taking a lead role in building excellent working relationships with relevant companies on the Island.

The Visit Isle of Man and Business Isle of Man Agencies are already benefitting from having two Heads of Agency in place, Angela Byrne and Adrian Moore respectively.

  • Recruitment is now closed for the four Agency Chairs – Job profile 
  • Recruitment is now closed for the for the Finance Chief Executive – Job profile
  • Recruitment is now closed for the Digital Chief Executive – Job profile

Board membership

The non-executive board membership will combine those individuals nominated by the respective industry sectors plus others who are self-nominated. These are voluntary roles and will not be remunerated.

Once the new recruits are in place the Department will be inviting nominations for board membership.

A Political Member from the Department will also join each board, aligned with their assigned delegation as follows:

  • Lawrie Hooper, MHK for Finance Isle of Man
  • Daphne Caine, MHK for Digital Isle of Man
  • Tim Crookall, MLC for Business Isle of Man
  • Rob Callister, MHK for Visit Isle of Man

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