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Hon Kate Alice LORD-BRENNAN MHK

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Address: Legislative Buildings, Finch Road, Douglas, IM1 3PW

Tel: 01624 685596

Email: kate.lord-brennan@gov.im

Address as: Ms Lord-Brennan, Minister Lord-Brennan

Full title: Hon Kate Lord-Brennan MHK

Personal

Born: Isle of Man

Family: Lives in Peel with 8-year-old son.

Education: Ballakermeen High School; University of Leeds, BA (Hons) European Union Studies and Law (2005); Institute of Directors Certificate and Diploma (2012).

Career: 2005–2008: corporate and fiduciary services; 2008–2012: set up own business managing small team in administration outsourcing and, in a separate line of work, provided business start-up and growth consultancy carrying out work on a business incubator project to support entrepeneurs and facilitate trade and investment. Formed Women in Business Network and chaired Steering Committee. 2012–2015: non-executive director of angel investor business. 2013–2014: delivered/wrote start-up workshops and toolkits.

Public Service: Office of Fair Trading Statutory Board (Lay Member) Jan 2017-March 2018.

Publications: report entitled, 'A Fair Start: Reception Education for Summer-Born Children at Age 5 - A Choice for Parents' (June 2017).

Interests: Reading, baking and cycling.  

Parliamentary Profile

Current Posts

Member of the House of Keys 2021-date.
Minister for the Cabinet Office 2021-date.   
Vice Chair of the Public Sector Pensions Authority 2021-date.   
Chair of the Public Services Commission 2021-date.     

Parliamentary Career

Member of the Legislative Council 2018-2021.
Elected to the House of Keys 2021.
 

Committees of Tynwald: Member of the Select Committee on the Code of Conduct for Public Servants (Petition for Redress) 2019-2020; Chair of the Select Committee on the Business and Functioning of the Council 2019-2020; Member of the Select Committee of Tynwald on the Fireworks Act 2004 (Public Petition) 2020-2021; Alternate member of the Public Accounts Committee (for the purpose and duration of the Committee's consideration of the Media Development Fund) 2018-2021; Chair of the Standing Committee on the Business and Functioning of the Council 2020-2021.

Member: Member of the Department of Infrastructure 2018-July 2019.

Other: Chair of the Tynwald Advisory Council for Disabilities April 2018-July 2018; Vice-Chair of the Isle of Man Office of Fair Trading 2018-2021.

Electoral History

Elected as a Member of the Legislative Council in March 2018, for a term ending on 28th February 2023; elected as Member of the House of Keys for Glenfaba and Peel in 2021.

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Member: 2018-date.

Study visits: States of Jersey 2019.

Education Programmes: Westminster Seminar on Effective Parliaments, London 2018; Fundamentals Programme on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure, Montreal 2019.

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