Jennifer Houghton


An experienced multilingual qualified accountant who has worked as a managing director, finance director, company secretary, MLRO and DO, with a successful career in California, Luxembourg, Sweden and the Isle of Man, both in practice and in industry. Has been working within the online gaming sector on the Isle of Man since 2008. Helped to incorporate, license and grow Annexio Limited, a secondary lottery market operator regulated in four jurisdictions. Stepped down as Managing Director in 2016 after having expanded the business and increased staff numbers from three to 50+. Remains a major shareholder of the company. Previously worked 18 years for Deloitte within the banking, insurance and the financial services sectors. Awarded "Isle of Man Business Person of the Year" in 2015; the first woman to win this award. Awarded "International Director of the Year" by the Institute of Directors, Isle of Man Branch, in 2016. Appointed Chairman of the Institute of Directors, Isle of Man Branch, in 2017. Jennifer’s goal is to successfully direct companies within the regulated industry and lead with the principles of good corporate governance.

Richard Slee

Committee Member

Richard Slee is Managing Director of RS Marketing and PR. He has over 20 years’ experience in leading successful marketing and PR initiatives across a diverse range of business sectors within public, private and third sectors. Richard has been actively involved with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) for several years and is a Member of its North West Regional Board. In recognition of his contributions to the Institute, Richard was named CIM North West Member of the Year in 2007, and CIM North West Ambassador of the Year in 2017. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association.

Andrew Thomas


Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is currently Chief Executive of Isle of Man Enterprises plc. He has extensive experience in banking, insurance, property development, and wide ranging commercial expertise in both executive and non-executive roles.

Johnny Kipps


Johnny is a South African Chartered Accountant and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and holds the FT Non-Executive Director's Diploma. He served for six years as Financial Director on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

James Davis


James is a renowned local broadcast journalist. He regularly presents Manx Radio’s evening news and current affairs programme, Mandate, and has a wide range of reporting and presentation duties. His newsroom work includes gathering and broadcasting interviews for all Manx Radio's Mandate programmes, compiling and reading the news, covering sport and business and presenting Agenda, a look at the Island's political scene, on Monday evenings.

Mike Hennessy


Mike enjoyed 26 years at HSBC in senior positions before deciding to broaden his horizons as Chief Executive of Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce in 2009. Successes in this role saw Mike awarded the accolade as Isle of Man Business Personality of the Year in 2011. Mike returned to the world of finance in 2013 and has recently moved back to the island from Guernsey where he enjoyed a spell as Head of Banking for the Kleinwort Benson Group.

Maureen Quayle


A Chartered Secretary by profession Maureen is an Executive Director of one of the Island's Corporate Service Providers, Optimus Fuduciaries, which she co-founded on 2002, together with its subsidiaries. She also has other business interests on the island.