Digital Isle of Man appoints new Non-Executive Chair

15 October 2020

Digital Isle of Man has announced the appointment of its new Non-Executive Chair. Dr. Phil Adcock will take up the role following on from Lydia Barbara, who has been in the position since the board’s inception in May 2018.

Digital Isle of Man was created to develop and implement strategies to support sustainable economic growth and establish the Isle of Man as a centre of international excellence for the digital economy. Phil has been an active member of the board from its start.

Daphne Caine MHK, political member with responsibility for Digital Isle of Man, said:

‘We are very pleased to welcome Phil as our new agency Chair. His experience and first-hand knowledge of the industry speaks for itself and I am confident he will prove to be instrumental in providing strategic direction to the agency as we continue to position the Island as a centre of excellence for digital industries.

‘It has been an absolute pleasure working alongside Lydia over the past two and a half years. Her enthusiasm for innovation has been wonderful to witness and I wish her the best of luck and continued success in the future.’

Phil Adcock is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Domicilium Group, a leading datacentre and network provider headquartered in the Isle of Man. He is a graduate of Lancaster University, holding a Ph.D. in computer science.

Phil is a Chartered Fellow of the British Computing Society and a member of the Internet Society and Association of Computing Machinery. 

Lydia Barbara commented:

‘Over the past two and a half years, I have had the pleasure and privilege of serving as the first non-executive Chair of Digital Isle of Man, working with some of the smartest people in digital positions in our Island. Phil has proved himself to be an invaluable member of our board and I couldn’t be happier to see him take the helm as the new agency Chair.’

Phil Adcock will chair his first board meeting in January.