Three people from the Isle of Man are being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Tim Cullen and Pamela Shimwell-Mayo are being given MBEs (Member of the British Empire) while Judy Arnold is being given the BEM (British Empire Medal).
Mr Cullen conceived and established the Small Countries Financial Management Centre in the Isle of Man in 2009.
This has brought international recognition to the island and achieved global reach.
More than 100 participants from 29 small countries have benefited from the programme that focusses on financial integrity, prudent regulation and economic management, leadership and negotiating skills/
He has also been a commissioner on the Financial Supervision Commission since 2001 and spent 21 years with the World Bank, where he was latterly senior advisor for external and United Nations Affairs
Mr Cullen is an associate fellow of the Saἵd Business School at the University of Oxford
Mrs Shimwell-Mayo has worked tirelessly in a voluntary capacity for local and international causes for over 25 years.
She is a founding member and chairman of Parkinson’s Disease Society Isle of Man, a position she has held since 1989.
Through her leadership the society has evolved into a respected, sustainable organisation.
The society provides services and facilities for around 200 local sufferers, their families and carers and identified an unmet need and funded a Parkinson’s Disease specialist nurse then influenced the Department of Health to continue this appointment.
She is also involved in volunteering and fundraising for other charitable causes.
Mrs Arnold has been a volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care Isle of Man for more than 25 years and was a founder member of it.
She has worked widely in the community to help with the understanding of bereavement and identified a need to provide support to children and young people affected by bereavement, sourcing funding for a part time worker in this important area.
Also involved with tourism and was chairman of the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce tourism committee for a number of years and was involved for many years with the Peel Traders’ Association.
See Tuesday’s Isle of Man Examiner for more on this story.