Chief Executive's team
Chief Executive Officer
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Dan Davies has worked in the Isle of Man Public Service for over ten years. Previously as Director of Change and Reform in the Cabinet Office, he has worked on a series of high profile transformation projects. He led the development of the Criminal Justice Strategy in 2012 and is passionate about using technology to provide better services.
Deputy Chief Executive
Julian Lalor-Smith was appointed Deputy Chief Executive at the Department of Home Affairs in June 2017.
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 the post of Legislation Officer at the Department of Transport before being appointed Administrator at the Department of Home Affairs in 1999. The post developed to Director level, when he was appointed as Director of Administration and Legislation in 2006, and subsequently promoted to Deputy Chief Executive 11 years later. Julian is responsible for managing the Administration and Legislation Section of the Chief Executive’s Office and in addition for managing the accounts staff, below Director of Finance level, and the Emergency Planning Officer.
Julian deputises for the Chief Executive on all matters when required or when the Chief Executive is absent. He provides legal advice, identifies and analyses options, formulises policies, strategies and objectives and manages their effective implementation. Julian is responsible for managing and making decisions on corporate projects and chairing internal and external working groups to deal with emerging issues, as well as being the Department's lead officer with regard to anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism.
Director of Finance and Performance
Gemma joined the Department in May 2018 and has taken over responsibility for the preparation and management of the Department's £33m budget.
Prior to this role, Gemma worked in the Treasury as the Financial Management Advisor for 5 years co-ordinating the delivery of the Annual Budget and Pink Book as well as providing advice and support to the Treasury Minister and his team on a wide range of both revenue and capital matters.
A former pupil of Ramsey Grammar School, Gemma left the Island after completing her BAcc Hons at the University of Stirling to work for Manchester City Council where she trained and qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. A role within the Commercial Finance and Public Sector Reform team gave her a good insight into how public finance can be utilised innovatively towards ensuring funding is provided to support the shared outcomes of many stakeholders.