Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Isle of Man
(Female suffrage 1881 for landowning women, 1913 limited female suffrage and in 1919 universal suffrage, from 2005 universal suffrage from the age of 16)
The Isle of Man was part of the Norwegian Kingdom of the Hebrides until 1266 when it was ceded to Scotland. Came under the British Crown in 1765 as a self-governing Crown Dependency. In 1990 a system with a Cabinet of Ministers was introduced. Before that the government was exercised trough the committees of the House of Keys

Also see Isle of Man Heads of State and Man_Parliament

1933-42 Member of the House of Keys Marion Shimmin
As MK she was Member of a number of Government Departments, acting as a kind of joint executive.

1951-56 Member of the House of Keys Annie Dorothy Bridson
As MK she was Member of a number of Government Departments

1966-72 Member of the Board of Education Jean Thornton-Duesbery
1966-71 Member of the Board of Social Security
1966-76 Member of the Manx Electric Railway
1971-76 Member of the Health Services Board

1972-
76 Chairperson of the Government-Committee of Education
Member of the Education Authority from 1946, its Chairperson 1951-52 and member of the House of Keys 1966-76 and member of a number of Tynwald Committees. (d. 1998).

1971-76 Member of the Local Government Board and the Department Board of Education Katherine Elizabeth Cowin
Member of the House of Keys. She lived (circa 1908-2000)

1977-84 Chairperson of the Committee of Education and Culture Betty Quirk Hanson
1984-90 Chairperson of the Committee of Consumer Affairs
Member of the House of Keys 1974-82

Circa 1977-81 Chairperson of the Committee of Forestry, Mines and Lands Elizabeth Catherine Quayle
Member of the House of Keys 1971-81

1981-82 Chairperson of the Committee of Civil Service Clare Margaret Christian
1982-85 Chairperson of the Board of Social Security
1983-85
Member of the Health Services Board
1985 Member of the Finance Board
1985-86 Member of the Treasury
1993-96 Member of the Department of Health and Social Security
1996-2004 Minister of Health and Social Security
2004-06 Member of the
Department of Local Government and the Environment and the Department of Transport
2005-08 Chairperson of the Planning Committee
Member of the House of Keys 1980-86 and became Member of Legislative Council/Yn Choonceil Slattyssagh the upper house of the parliament, The High Court of Tynwald/Ard whaiyl Tynwall in 1993 and its President 2011-2016. Her sister Anne Craine is a former government member and Minister of the Treasury 2010-11. (b. 1945-)

1986-91 Member of the House of Keys Julia Delaney
As MK she was Member of a number of Government Departments

1986-91 Member of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (with responsibility for fisheries) Hazel Hannan
1987-91 Member of the Whitley Council and the Manx Heritage Foundation
1990-91 Member of the Water Authority
1991-95 Minister for Education
1995-99 Minister for Agriculture,
1999-2001 Member of the Department of Transport
2001-06 Member of the Department of Health and Social Security
Member of House of Keys, Yn Chiare-as-Feed, the lower house 1986-2006 and it's Deputy Speaker 2004-06. Lost her bid for reelection. (b. 1944-)

1997-2002 Chairperson of the Office of Fair Trading Pam Crowe
1999-2000 Member of the Department of Health and Social Security
1997-2001 Member of the  Department of Trade and Industry
2002-04 Minister of Local Government and Environment
2004-06 Chairperson of Isle of Man Post
2004-06 Member of the Department of Home Affairs
2006-08 Member of the Department of Health and Social Security
Member of the Legislative Council until 2008. Her full name is Pamela Mavis Crowe.

1997-2000  Member of the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Trade and Industry Brenda Cannell
2001 and 2005-11 Member of the Department of Education 
2001-03 Member of the Department of Transport
2001-? Vice Chairperson of the Committee of Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons
2002-04 Chairperson of the Water Authority
2004-05 Chairperson of the Planning Committee
2004-06 Member of the Department of Local Government and the Environment
2004-? Vice Chairperson of the Office of Fair Trading
2006-10 Member of the Department of  Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
2011-16 Member of the Department of Community, Culture and Leisure

 2001- Clerk of the Legislative Council and Deputy Clerk of Tynwald Marilyn Cullen
Worked with the Tynwald since 1991.

2003-11 Chief Secretary of the Government Mary Williams
She was the chief administrative officer and supports both the Council of Ministers and the Lieutenant Governor.

2003-11 Member of the Department of Local Government and the Environment Anne Craine
2004-05 Member of the Department of Trade and Industry
2005-06 Member of the Department of Health and Social Security
2006-10 Minister of Education
2010-11 Minister of the Treasury
She is sister of the former government member and President of the Upper House from 2011, Clare Margaret Christian.

2011-16 Member of the Department of Environment of Food and Agriculture Katherine Beecroft
2016- Health and Social Care Kate Beecroft
Member of the House of Keys from 2011 and Leader of the Liberal Vannin Party from 2014.



 

Last update 10.10.16