Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce announced several important appointments at its AGM.
Michael Crowe stepped down as president after two years in the role and handed over the chain of office to Micky Swindale.
Micky, who is an associate director of KPMG Isle of Man and Gibraltar, becomes the the first woman president of Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce.
During eight years as a Chamber member her roles have included chairman of the Employment and Training Committee, and the last two years as vice-president.
Chris Allen, general Manager at Triumph Actuation Systems (UK and IOM), takes over as vice-president, and is replaced as chairman of the Manufacturing and Technical Industries (MTI) Committee by David Hester, general Manager at Swagelok.
Stuart McCudden, Mike Shaw and Nick Verardi, all past presidents, retired from Chamber Council.
Jane Dellar, chief executive of Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce, congratulated the new president, vice-president and MTI committee chairman on their appointments, and expressed gratitude on behalf of Chamber to the outgoing president Michael Crowe for his ‘unwavering dedication’.
Michael, who before becoming president served as treasurer and vice-president, will remain on Chamber’s executive in the office of past president.
She also thanked the three retiring council members for their ‘many years of service to Chamber’ and from a personal perspective for ‘their support, wisdom and guidance’.
For more information about Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce go to www.iomchamber.org.im or call 674941.