IOM governance professionals seek to cement the island’s reputation as a premier offshore financial jurisdiction

Isle of Man, 11 November 2020 – ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute is pleased to announce details of the newly elected branch council for its Isle of Man branch, which supports members and students of the Institute living and working on the island. The branch plays a crucial role in promoting good governance on the Isle of Man, something which enhances the island’s reputation as a good place to business.

The new branch council, which was elected by the island’s membership on 4 November 2020, comprises the following governance experts:

  • President – Chris Bolt
  • Vice-President/General Member – Terence McDonald
  • Secretary – Julia Featherstone
  • Treasurer – Francesca Epifani
  • General Members – Juan Moore; Julie Ronan
  • Student Representatives – Courtney Paradise; Anna Lowey.

The branch has also formed a Student Committee comprising Terence McDonald, Courtney Paradise and Anna Lowey, which is responsible for maintaining an open line of communication with students. Terence, Courtney and Anna are on hand to assist with any queries and are in place to provide guidance to new and existing students as and when required.

Anna Lowey is also the branch’s Diversity Champion with a remit to ensure the Isle of Man branch is actively tackling diversity in the Isle of Man, whether that be through relevant CPD events, social media posts and becoming involved in local events.

Chris Bolt, who has been elected to serve a second term as President, comments on his plans for the forthcoming year:

“I’m honoured to have been re-elected to serve a second term as President of the Branch and look forward to continuing to work with the Council to promote both governance and the Institute on the Isle of Man. Good governance is vital to ensure the Isle of Man retains its reputation as one of the premier offshore financial jurisdictions where clients can be sure they are dealing with well-regulated firms staffed by highly trained individuals.”

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For further information, please contact Chris Bolt, Isle of Man Branch Chair: 
+44 (0) 1624 604468


Maria Brookes, Media Relations Manager:  
+44 (0)20 7612 7072
+44 (0)7890 649 143

Notes to Editors:

  1. The Chartered Governance Institute is the qualifying and membership body for governance with over 125 years’ experience of educating and supporting governance professionals. With a Royal Charter purpose of leading ‘effective and efficient governance and administration of commerce, industry and public affairs’, we provide professional development, guidance and thought leadership, and work with regulators and policy makers to champion high standards.

    The Institute has divisions in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong/China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Southern Africa, the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe. The division headquartered in London (known as ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute) represents and supports members in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Crown Dependencies and associated territories, which include the Caribbean, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Mauritius and Sri Lanka. Website: 
  2. The Chartered Governance Institute’s Isle of Man branch was established in the early 1980s to represent the interests of members and students living and working on the island. Chartered status is conferred on those with sufficient and relevant experience who have passed the Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Programme or an Accredited Master’s Degree. For those looking for a successful career in the offshore financial services sector, The Chartered Governance Institute offers a suite of qualifications in International Finance and Administration. Website: 

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