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Appointments to Government departments, boards and public bodies

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

A number of Members of Tynwald have been appointed to serve as members of government departments, statutory boards, and other public bodies.  A small number of further appointments are still under consideration.

Chief Minister Alfred Cannan MHK said:

'As we continue our work to develop a new Island Plan, the Council of Ministers has been building a team drawn from Members of Tynwald who can help Government to deliver a more secure, vibrant and sustainable future for our community.

'I am grateful for the positive response from Members of Tynwald willing to contribute to ensuring government delivers high quality essential services that meet the needs of our people.'

Appointments to Government departments are as follows:

Department for Enterprise

  • Rob Callister MHK
  • Ann Corlett MHK
  • Peter Greenhill MLC
  • Tim Johnston MHK

Department of Education, Sport and Culture

  • Claire Christian MHK
  • Marlene Maska MLC

Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture

  • Claire Christian MHK
  • Dr Michelle Haywood MHK

Department of Health and Social Care

  • Ann Corlett MHK (serving in a handover capacity up to 15 November 2021)
  • Joney Faragher MHK
  • Dr Michelle Haywood MHK

Department of Home Affairs

  • John Wannenburgh MHK

Department of Infrastructure

  • Tim Glover MHK
  • Kerry Sharpe MLC

The Treasury

  • Bill Henderson MLC
  • Sarah Maltby MHK
  • Andrew Smith MHK

Appointments to statutory boards are as follows:

Communications and Utilities Regulatory Authority*

  • Non-voting Tynwald member: Ann Corlett MHK

Isle of Man Office of Fair Trading*

  • Chair: John Wannenburgh MHK
  • Vice Chair: to be confirmed

Isle of Man Post Office*

  • Chair: Chris Thomas MHK
  • Vice Chair: to be confirmed

Manx Utilities Authority*

  • Chair: Rob Callister MHK
  • Vice Chair: Peter Greenhill MLC

Public Sector Pensions Authority

  • Vice Chair: Kate Lord-Brennan MHK (ex-officio as Chair of the Public Services Commission)
  • Employer representative: Rob Mercer MLC

Appointments to other public bodies are as follows:

Armed Forces Champion

  • Juan Watterson SHK

Culture Vannin*

  • Chair: Chris Thomas MHK
  • Vice Chair: Marlene Maska MLC

Isle of Man Government Preservation of War Memorials Committee

  • Chair: Daphne Caine MHK
  • Vice Chair: Juan Watterson SHK

Minister with responsibility to oversee appointments of lay members (non-Tynwald members) to statutory boards and other bodies

  • Kate Lord-Brennan MHK (as Minister for the Cabinet Office)

Planning Committee

  • Chair: Claire Christian MHK

Public Services Commission

  • Chair: Kate Lord-Brennan MHK (as Minister for the Cabinet Office)
  • Deputy Chair: Rob Mercer MLC

War Pensions Committee*

  • Political member: David Ashford MHK (as Minister for the Treasury)

The remit of the roles of the equality and the children’s champions will be reviewed.


* These appointments require the approval of Tynwald.

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