Isle of Man News - POSTED Fri 14-09-2018

New head of Isle of Man's Brussels office

by TH

New head of Isle of Man's Brussels office

The Isle of Man has a new head of its office in Brussels.

Mike Vercnocke has spent 11 years as Head of the London City Office in Brussels, where he worked since 1995.

Chief Minister Howard Quayle says: “I am delighted to welcome Mike.

"His wealth of experience working with the many and varied institutions across the European Union including political, official and think tank audiences makes him an excellent appointment and representative of the Isle of Man at the centre of Europe.

"Ensuring that we are fully informed and have strong relationships in the heart of Europe has never been as important as it is just now.

"And this is not going to diminish.

"Mike has the essential European knowledge and relationships from his years representing the City of London that will be crucial to the Island as the EU evolves."

Mike Vercnocke says: "Representing the Isle of Man in Europe is a new challenge for me and one that I am looking forward to.

"The Island has a reputation for being well regulated jurisdiction and one that takes its international responsibilities seriously.

"'I am looking forward to ensuring that relevant lawmakers and opinion formers understand the Island’s position and building on the strong foundations made through the Isle of Man Brussels office since it was established." 

Mike replaces David Corlett who returns to the External Relations Directorate in the Cabinet Office where he will head up the government team focusing on the implications for the Isle of Man as a result of Brexit.

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