IOM student excellence recognised by global governance body The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland

Isle of Man, 24 May 2021 – The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland – Isle of Man Branch is delighted to announce the names of those students who have achieved the highest marks at branch level in the Institute’s November 2020 examinations. Students were recognised for their success in the autumn exam sessions for the Institute’s Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme (CGQP) and its International Finance and Administration (IFA) qualifications.

The names of the awards and the recipients of each examination are as follows:

  • CGQP examination results:
    • Best Foundation Programme paper: Laura Morris
    • Best Company Compliance & Administration paper: Jennifer Gelling
    • Best Interpreting Accounting & Financial Information paper: Alison Corkill
    • Best Corporate Governance paper: Emma Murphy
    • Best Company Law paper: Zoe Ludford-Brooks
    • Best Development of Strategy paper: Keri Breadner
  • IFA Level 4 examination results:
    • Best overall IFA 4 paper: Keri Hampson
    • Best Accounting paper: Brogan Astin
    • Best Investment paper: Ashleigh Yates
  • Best IFA Level 5 examination results:
    • Best Trust & Company Administration paper: Lee Ashton
    • Best Fund Administration paper: Nicola Newman
    • Best Financial Reporting & Governance paper: Courtney Paradise.

The students received their awards at a celebratory event at Tanners Loft on 14 May. Chris Bolt, Chair of the Institute’s Isle of Man branch commented:

“All of our students put in many hours of study in order to pass their exams, something which is particularly noteworthy given the fact that most of them hold down highly pressurised jobs at the same time. Laura Morris, Risk Manager at Capital International Group, has particular cause for celebration as not only did she achieve the best marks of any student in the Isle of Man for the Foundation Programme, she got the best result for this paper worldwide. She has been awarded the H W Waller Butter Prize in recognition of this notable achievement.

“I would also like to extend my personal congratulations and thanks to Courtney Paradise who has served as Student Champion for the branch since September 2019. Courtney has been on hand to help other students through the examinations process whilst studying for her own exams and it is testament to her exceptional talent that she scored so highly while devoting her time to others. Courtney’s term as Student Champion came to end on 14 May and she has been succeeded in the role by Laura Morris, winner of this year’s H W Waller Butter Prize.

“The past year has shown the importance of good governance in helping the Isle of Man and other countries across the globe to withstand the impact of the pandemic. Important services such as financial services rely on highly qualified professionals such as our award winners to ensure that business is conducted in the proper way. This is essential to stabilise the economy and maintain the Isle of Man’s reputation as a safe place to do business. I would like to congratulate all of our winners on their individual exam success, which is something that I am sure they, their families, their employers, the Institute and the sponsors of our Student Awards must all be extremely proud of.”

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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 UK & Ireland is the professional body for governance and the qualifying and membership body for governance professionals across all sectors. Its purpose under Royal Charter is to lead ‘effective governance and efficient administration of commerce, industry and public affairs’ working with regulators and policy makers to champion high standards of governance and providing qualifications, training and guidance. As a lifelong learning partner, the Institute helps governance professionals to achieve their professional goals, providing recognition, community and the voice of its membership.

    One of nine divisions of the global Chartered Governance Institute, which was established 130 years ago, The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland represents members working and studying in the UK and Ireland and in many other countries and regions including the Caribbean, parts of Africa and the Middle East.
  2. The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland – 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 Institute offers a suite of qualifications in International Finance and Administration.

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