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Meet The Team

  1. Angela Byrne

    Head of Visit Isle of Man

    Angela supports the Visit Agency Board, CEO, Minister and Political Members in the strategic development and management of the Visit Isle of Man agency within the Department for Enterprise. 

    +44 (0) 1624 687083 angela.byrne@gov.im

  2. Meet Mike, Events Manager

    Mike Doherty

    Events Manager

    Mike focuses on growing events visitor numbers, bednights and spend through financial assistance schemes, advice and promotion particularly shoulder season events. Mike also develops and works with non-motorsport event organisers to attract new events to the Island.  

    +44 (0) 1624 644644 michael.doherty@gov.im

  3. Meet Trish, Events Officer

    Trish Joyce

    Events Officer

    Trish supports the Events Manager and administers the Tourist Event Development Scheme, providing guidance and support to event organisers on facilitating over 30 events on the Island every year. 

    +44 (0) 1624 644644 specialevents@gov.im

  4. Julie Colquitt, New Product Manager

    Julie Colquitt

    New Product Manager

    Julie champions new product development, projects and initiatives to achieve growth in visitor numbers and spend, creating a positive environment for investment to make the Isle of Man an attractive visitor destination. Julie also manages the Cruise Isle of Man team. 

    +44 (0) 1624 693858 julie.colquitt@gov.im

  5. Jade Foster, Business Development Executive

    Jade Foster

    New Product Executive

    Jade develops and fosters effective partnerships with the on-Island activity and attractions sector and off-Island trade. Jade assists businesses in the development of (bookable) products and year-round visitor experiences for the Island’s key target growth markets.  

    +44 (0) 1624 686806 jade.foster2@gov.im

  6. Yvette Hollows, Business Development Officer

    Yvette Hollows

    New Product Officer

    Yvette generates new product research and implements actions to develop the propositions for the Island’s key target markets. She is responsible for developing product areas of www.visitisleofman.com and itinerary creation, along with online support to sector businesses. 

    +44 (0) 1624 686853 yvette.hollows2@gov.im

  7. Meet Nicola, Business Development Manager

    Nicola Wilkinson

    Business Development Manager

    Nicola implements strategic actions for visitor accommodation and creates the programme to assist businesses with quality and service aspects, fostered through schemes and training to make it easier for visitor economy businesses to start, develop and grow on the Island.

    +44 (0) 1624 685965 nicola.wilkinson@gov.im

  8. Hannah Wylde, Business Development Executive

    Hannah Wylde

    Business Development Executive

    Hannah builds relationships and maintains contact with providers in the accommodation and eateries sectors, providing introductory advisories, guidance through the registration process and future development.

    +44 (0) 1624 686870 hannah.wylde@gov.im

  9. Katy Ashwell, Business Development Officer

    Katy Ashwell

    Business Development Officer

    Katy supports the Business Development team in different ways such as on-going support for accommodation and Taste registrations, but also provides support to the industry with any day to day queries they may have in regards to their business.

    +44 (0) 1624 698372 katy.ashwell2@gov.im

  10. Laura Dalton, Marketing Executive

    Laura Dalton

    Marketing Manager

    Laura is responsible for the day to day management of the marketing plan for the Visit Isle of Man strategy, managing a range of channels to reach key target markets. Key to the role is the promotion of the Visit Isle of Man brand to demonstrate the Isle of Man’s extraordinary story.

    +44 (0) 1624 686733 laura.dalton@gov.im

  11. Meet the Team Placeholder

    Vacant

    Marketing Executive

  12. Meet Natasha, Marketing Officer

    Natasha Johnson

    Marketing Officer

    Natasha provides support and delivery of all marketing plans and campaigns, with particular emphasis on monitoring and developing digital marketing assets and channels including the destination website.

    +44 (0) 1624 686855 natasha.johnson@gov.im

The Agency Board
  1. Ranald Caldwell, Non-Executive Chair of Visit Agency

    Ranald Caldwell

    Non-executive Chairman of Visit Agency

    Ranald has spent 37 years in the Finance Sector, 17 years of which working internationally selling the Isle of Man as a great place to invest. Ranald worked for a UK adventure company as a qualified Leader and he now assists in cruise ship walks on the Island. 

    ranald.caldwell@gov.im

  2. Brett Martin, Chamber of Commerce Visitor Economy Committee Representative

    Brett Martin

    Chief Executive at Sefton Group PLC
    Chamber of Commerce Visitor Economy Committee Representative

    Brett is the chair of the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce Visitor Economy Committee which represents a broad range of the visitor industry. This Committee is dedicated to working with Government to promote growth in all aspects of the visitor economy (VE).

    brett.martin@seftongroup.co.im

  3. Mark Wilson, Serviced Accommodation Sector Representative

    Mark Wilson

    Managing Director of Sleepwell Hotels Ltd.
    Serviced Accommodation Sector Representative

    Mark is the Managing Director of privately owned Sleepwell Hotels who operate a number of leisure businesses in the Isle of Man and England. With 35 years’ industry experience, Mark has worked across the UK at all levels, primarily within hotels, restaurants and specialist event management.

    mark@sleepwellhotels.com

  4. John Watt

    Commercial Director at Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

    Transport Representative

    John has had over 20 years experience with the Steam Packet Company. He also is a member of the Trustees of Manx National Heritage and a member of the Visitor Economy Committee, the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce.

    john.watt@steam-packet.com

  5. Hilary Peterson, Non-serviced Accommodation Sector Representative

    Hilary Peterson

    Owner of Surfside Self-Catering Accomodation
    Non-serviced Accommodation Sector Representative

    Hilary is FCCA qualified and has worked within the finance sector of the Island for many years, now running her own accountancy service. Hilary has owned a self-catering cottage in Port Erin for many years and volunteers her accountancy skills at Erin Arts Centre.

    hilarypeterson@manx.net

  6. Carl Underwood, Attraction and Activity Sector Representative

    Carl Underwood

    Managing Director of Laser Mayhem
    Attraction and Activity Sector Representative

    In six years Carl has created four visitor experiences contributing to a thriving outdoor activity centre in South Barrule forest. His business proposition was recently enhanced to include Quad Bike tours, shooting gallery and mountain bike hire as well as on-site café.

    carl@laser-mayhem.com

  7. Ged Power, Attraction and Activity Sector Representative

    Ged Power

    Owner of Private Hire Service and IOM Golf Holidays
    Attraction and Activity Sector Representative

    Ged has been a golf tour operator and private hire licence holder since 2011, handling thousands of visitors to the Island from golfers, cruise ship visitors and general tourists. Working with hotels, travel agents and numerous providers Ged also co-ordinates specialist tours including cycling and farm tours. 

    ged.power@powerwheels.im

  8. MaryBeth Coll, Catering and Entertainment Sector Representative

    MaryBeth Coll

    Co-Owner of Foraging Vinters
    Catering and Entertainment Sector Representative

    MaryBeth has worked as a lawyer in the US and Australia, representing hotels, ski resorts, property developers and tourism operators. She now is co-owner of a seaside winery in Port Erin that provides tours and tasting experiences. 

    info@foragingvinters.com

  9. Richard Fletcher

    Richard Fletcher

    Senior Account Manager at PDMS

    Events & Conferences Sector Representative

    Richard has a career background  in technology and telecommunications, but outside of this he has been involved in the promotion of Cycling and Triathlon events on the Island for over 30 years. 

    +44 (0)7624 329999 fletcher@manx.net

Department for Enterprise
  1. Mark Lewin, CEO Department for Enterprise

    Mark Lewin

    Chief Executive of the Department for Enterprise

    Mark joined the Department in 2012 following an extensive 25 year career on and off the Island across financial services, technology, hospitality and construction. Mark instated a full strategic review of the Departments existing structure, introducing Executive Agencies leveraging private sector expertise to create a partnership approach.

    moira.peabody@gov.im

  2. Rob Callister, Political Representative of Visit Agency

    Rob Callister MHK

    Political Representative for Visit Isle of Man

    Rob worked within the Island's finance industry for over 17 years. He was elected to the House of Keys in September 2016 and was appointed as the Political Member for Visit Isle of Man and Motorsport within the Department for Enterprise.

    rob.callister@gov.im