Michael Ronald COLEMAN LLB (Hons)(Open) CEng. FBCS CITP 

Michael R Coleman MLC



Education: Central Foundation Boys Grammar School (Islington, London EC2); First Class Honours in Law, Open University; Chartered Engineer; Fellow of the British Computer Society (member since 1974); Chartered IT Professional

Family: Daughter, Michelle and son, Charles; Grandchild, Sophie.

Career: Lived and worked in Lebanon, Belgium, Nigeria, Dubai and the Bahamas. Transferred to the Isle of Man from Bahamas in 1988. Held extensive responsibility for other major financial centres (Jersey, Guernsey, Cayman, Bermuda, Switzerland, Gibraltar, Uruguay).

Initial career in engineering industries (Oilfield, Infrastructure, Civil). Latter half of career initially in Offshore Finance at Director/Deputy Chairman level.

Public Service: Isle of Man Water Authority (Member of Statutory Board 2002-2013; Chairman of Investment Committee; Member of Audit Committee); Chairman Wayleaves & Easements Committee; Manx Electricity Authority (Member of Statutory Board 2012-2013; Chairman of Audit Committee); Convenor/Chairman NHS Independent Review Body 2000-2013; Trustee Isle of Man Samaritans 2006-2011; Chairman Isle of Man International Section of the British Computer Society 2004-2006 (founding), 2008-2010; Data Protection Appeals Tribunal May 2007-May 2010; Member Isle of Man Gambling Control Commission 2003-2004.

Co-opted onto External Advisory Committees at the University of the Bahamas for: a) Co-operative Education; b) Data Processing and Technology

Territorial Army - Armoured Reconnaissance, Leaving rank of Corporal.

Interests: Reading, sailing, travel

Parliamentary Profile


Member of the Legislative Council 2013-2018
Member of the Department of Home Affairs 2013-2018 (Responsible for Prison and Probation 2013-2018; Delegated Minister)
Chairman Drug and Alcohol Strategy Group 2015-2018
Member of the Tynwald Standards and Members' Interests Committee 2016-2018
Chairman of the Economic Policy Review Committee 2014-2018
Member of the Public Accounts Committee (eo) 2014-2018

Parliamentary Career

Member: Health and Social Care 2013-14; Health and Social Care 2014-2016  (Responsible for Mental Health, Public Health, Primary Care, Corporate Services, Contracts and Commissioning, Delegated Minister)

Committees: Member of Chief Minister's Gas Regulatory Review Committee, Oct 2017-date

Chairman: Francis Working Group 2013

Vice Chairman: Office of Fair Trading 2013-14; Vice Chairman of the Manx Utilities Authority 2014-2016 (Chairman of Audit & Risk Committee 2014-2016; Member of Audit & Risk Committee 2016-2016; Member of Capital Projects Steering Group 2014-2016)

Tynwald Committees: Member of the Economic Policy Review Committee 2013-14; Chairman of the Select Committee of Tynwald on the Registration of Property (Petition for Redress) 2015-16; Member of the Select Committee of the Legislative Council on the Highways (Amendment) Bill 2015 2015-16; Member of the Select Committee of the Legislative Council on the Road Traffic Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2016 2016-17

Electoral History

First stood, unsuccessfully, as a Member of the House of Keys for Douglas North in 2006 election on behalf of the Manx Labour Party.
First stood for, and elected to, the Legislative Council in 2013 for a term expiring on the 28th February 2018.

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Member: Isle of Man Branch 2013-date 

Regional Conference: Cardiff 2014

Programme: Head of Mission to Montserrat looking at public financial oversight. November 2017.

Political Interests

International fiscal issues and relations
Health and Leisure ​​

Bills moved through Legislative Council

2013: Criminal Justice, Police Powers and Other Amendments Bill 2013; Custody (Amendment) Bill 2013

2014: Terrorism and Other Crime (Financial Restrictions) Bill 2014; Sewerage (Amendment) Bill 2014

2015: Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Bil 2015; Criminal Procedure and Investigations Bill 2015

2016: Police (Amendment) Bill 2015; Terrorism and Crime (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2015; Financial Intelligence Unit Bill 2015; Custody (Amendment) Bill 2016; National Health and Care Service Bill 2016

2017: Fraud Bill 2017


Member's Interests