DiGitAl iSle oF mAn teaM
Lyle is the Chief Executive of Digital Isle of Man. He is a highly experienced management and technology consultant who has worked across the whole digital and fintech space. Most recently he was Head of the New York office for Pcubed – a significant international management consultancy practice with offices around the world.
Lyle has worked extensively with large private sector and public sector clients in London and America including RBS, Deutsche Bank, IMF, US Federal Reserve and UK Cabinet Office.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Abby joined Digital Isle of Man in April 2019 and has over 14 years’ experience working with the eGaming, technology, and professional services sectors in the Isle of Man and Gibraltar.
Abby is responsible for the operational strategy and execution for the Agency, as well as leading our Strategic Partnership team to enable regular dialogue right across the spectrum of our digital economy, giving us the chance to discuss policies and strategies which best help Isle of Man businesses not only to thrive and expand, but also to create a fertile ground for new sectors and opportunities.
HEAD OF INNOVATION
Kurt is the Head of Innovation for Digital Isle of Man, with a wide remit to champion Digital Innovation and push forward positive change. Kurt is highly experienced as an IT professional with 35 years of experience across many sectors including Banking, Retail, Manufacturing, Telecommunications and Education. Before joining Digital Isle of Man, Kurt worked at Cayman National Bank as Head of IT and before that was CEO of the Manx ICT Association (MICTA) which was the precursor to the Digital Agency. Kurt serviced on the inaugural Digital Isle of Man Board.
Kurt is a Fellow of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and served as the Chairman of their Governing Council in the UK and as a Trustee for two years. He has also been an entrepreneur on the Island, founding and running an innovative IoM based telecoms company with clients and staff all over the world in between working for two other banks in the Isle of Man in senior technical roles.
DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Richard joined Department for Enterpise in the December of 2018 with responsibility for the development and implementation of a National Telecommunications Strategy.
Richard has over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications and networks as both an engineer and programme manager. This included responsibility for infrastructure support and customer service in the Governments Technology Services Division and a number of years as Head of Technology and Licensing for the Island's telecoms regulator the Communications Commission.
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP MANAGER
Nathan relocated to the Island in 2014. Whilst visiting relatives, he developed a fondness for the Isle of Man and later seized the opportunity to call the Island 'home'.
He joined Digital Isle of Man in 2021 as part of the Strategic Partnerships team. Prior to this he spent several years working within the Telecommunications industry where he gained experience delivering outstanding service, developing robust relationships, influencing change and leading a team.
Nathan is focussed on partnering with digital businesses to facilitate their growth on the Isle of Man, as well as attracting new business to the Island.
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP MANAGER
After moving back to the Island in 2019, Tara joined Digital Isle of Man in May 2022 and is focused on working with local businesses to develop and grow, as well as attracting new businesses to the Isle of Man.
Prior to this, Tara worked within the corporate services industry, servicing a portfolio of corporate clients within fintech, blockchain, cryptocurrency, IP distribution, e-money services and software development & licensing. She has a wealth of experience in developing and maintaining positive relationships and working collaboratively with clients to achieve shared objectives.
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP MANAGER
Bethan joined the Digital Isle of Man team in April 2023 bringing a wealth of relationship management experience from the e-gaming sector. Having worked for some of the islands most prestigious gaming companies within the past 10 years, she has gained experience in commercial development, building strong relationships and delivering high tier service to operators worldwide.
Bethan’s focus is working with local businesses within the digital sector in order to help them maximise their potential here on the island; both facilitating the growth of existing business, and supporting the relocation of new business to the Isle of Man. Bethan enjoys meeting the people behind the businesses, exploring hidden opportunities, and being part of the continuous development of the island’s digital ecosystem.
DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Andrew joined Digital Isle of Man in January 2020 after a career spanning almost 30 years with Manx Telecom where he held various management positions, most recently Head of B2B Sales. Andrew is working in the Digital Infrastructure & Telecommunications team, assisting with the development of the Telecoms strategy and the implementation of the National Broadband Plan.
SMART ISLAND MANAGER
Sarah joined Digital Isle of Man in September 2020 to manage the Isle of Man Government Accelerator Programme for IoT (Internet of Things), the initial aims of which are to promote the use of IoT for the social and economic development of the Island.
She has worked in telecommunications for over 23 years in several key business areas; Product Management, Business Development, Head of Retail Operations, ISP Operations and HR. Specialising in Manx Telecom for the last 9 years on developing global M2M (Machine to Machine) and IoT solutions, she was initially business development manager then gained her product management certification with responsibility for IoT product development strategy.
VIDEO GAMES & ESPORTS EXECUTIVE
Liam relocated from California, USA to join Digital Isle of Man in January 2022 as Esports Executive. Excited to tackle challenges from a regulatory standpoint while moving closer to family, he brings a wealth of experience to the agency having worked in the esports industry for over 7 years.
Prior to joining Digital Isle of Man, Liam helped build ground-breaking projects for some of the most recognisable names within the industry, including two Tempest Award winning events with Super League Gaming, and leading global esports initiatives for Bandai Namco Entertainment franchises including PAC-MAN, Soulcalibur, and TEKKEN.
Liam is focused on developing a vibrant esports and video games business community in the Isle of Man, creating opportunities for new and established companies, and fostering relationships with key partners around the world.
MARKETING EXECUTIVE (DESIGN)
Ariane joined the Digital Isle of Man team in June 2023 with experience in creative marketing across a range of sectors. Having freelanced since the end of 2020, Ariane gained valuable skills and knowledge in social media management, photography and promotional videography, working on various high-profile assignments.
Within Digital Isle of Man, Ariane is responsible for contributing to and executing a marketing strategy to support the growth of businesses on-Island, attract new digital businesses to the Island, and establishing the Isle of Man as a centre of excellence for the digital economy.
Annie recently joined the Digital Isle of Man team and supports with the organisation of both internal and externally attended events.
With a rich background, Annie devoted fifteen years to a local marketing agency, where she excelled in event management, advising clients on strategic initiatives, managing ongoing accounts, and developing and overseeing projects to enhance reputation or help drive business growth.
Prior to that she worked in the finance sector in the UK and a five-year stint in the Far East. This international focus included a spell organising conferences, an experience she has honed whilst developing significant annual events on the Isle of Man and Gibraltar.
Known for her meticulous attention to detail, Annie brings a methodical thoroughness to her work. Skills she is keen to leverage to foster the growth of the Digital economy on the Island.