Lord Finkelstein to help honour island’s governance professionals at ICSA Annual Branch Dinner

Isle of Man, 5 February 2018 – Prominent Times columnist and advisor to the Conservative party, Lord Daniel Finkelstein OBE, has been confirmed as the guest speaker at this year’s ICSA: The Governance Institute Annual Branch Dinner. Taking place on Friday 2 March, the annual black tie dinner recognises the achievements of ICSA members and students in the Isle of Man and is the premier social event for governance professionals living and working on the island. 

Associate Editor at The Times, Lord Finkelstein is a columnist and is responsible for the digital edition. He is also a member of the Lords and an advisor to the Conservative Party. A prominent commentator who likened the Coalition to American college fraternities ─ “The more humiliating, the more people wanted to join” ─ he can be expected to provide a sharp and entertaining insight into the political scene.

“Our annual branch dinner is a chance for us to celebrate the achievements of our students and members, many of whom have studied hard to qualify as governance professionals while working at the same time. Organisations worldwide now recognise the importance of good governance and it is wonderful that we can take this opportunity to recognise them in this way. They are the people helping companies to maintain high standards of corporate governance so that they can operate effectively and ethically on the right side of the law and achieve their aims,” says Christine Clucas, Chair of ICSA: The Governance Institute’s Isle of Man Branch.

The celebratory dinner will run from 7pm until midnight at the Mount Murray Golf Club. Tickets cost £50 per person. Tables of ten or twelve are available, with tables of 12 being offered at the discounted rate of £550. Tickets can be booked online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/icsa-annual-branch-dinner-tickets-37091741397

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For further information, please contact Christine Clucas, ICSA Isle of Man Branch Chair: 


+44 (0)1624 687 068


Martin Norbury, Isle of Man Advertising:


+44 (0)1624 620 440


Notes to Editors:

  1. ICSA: The Governance Institute is the professional body for governance. We have members in all sectors and are required by our Royal Charter to lead ‘effective governance and efficient administration of commerce, industry and public affairs’. With over 125 years’ experience, we work with regulators and policy makers to champion high standards of governance and provide qualifications, training and guidance. Website: www.icsa.org.uk
  2. ICSA Isle of Man branch was established in the early 1980s and represents the interests of approximately 450 members and students. Chartered status is conferred on those with sufficient and relevant experience who have passed ICSA’s Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme or an ICSA Accredited Master’s Degree. For those looking for a successful career in the offshore financial services sector, ICSA offers a suite of qualifications in International Finance and Administration. Website: www.icsa.org.uk/isle-of-man
  3. Daniel Finkelstein is a columnist and Associate Editor of The Times, responsible for the digital edition. He is also a member of the Lords and an advisor to the Conservative Party.

    Danny began his career as Chair of the Young Social Democrats, a group of whom went on to join the Conservatives. After serving as director of a Westminster think tank focusing on social policy, he became a political advisor to John Major and then William Hague, and was awarded an OBE. He has since aligned himself to modernisers like Cameron and Gove.

    Following a brief spell in data communications, Danny joined The Times, started their blog and worked his way up to the leader columns. He also writes a highly regarded and very distinctive statistics-based football review, and pens regular columns for The Jewish Chronicle.

    As a prominent commentator, Danny’s talks provide a sharp and entertaining insight into the political scene. He originally likened the Coalition to American college fraternities: “The more humiliating, the more people wanted to join.”
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