Isle of Man News - POSTED Thu 12-04-2012

Isle of Man Bank welcomes experienced lawyer to Board of Directors

by Leah Dunford

Isle of Man Bank welcomes experienced lawyer to Board of Directors - picture

Isle of Man Bank Limited has appointed former Appleby Senior Partner Paul Morris to its Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1st April 2012.

Mr Morris, who was born and educated in the island, has a law degree from the University of Sheffield. He qualified as an Isle of Man advocate in 1981 and was a partner at a number of law firms before joining Dickinson Cruickshank where he was partner from 1999 until his retirement in 2011. A former president of the Isle of Man Law Society, he continues to work as a consultant for Appleby which merged with Dickinson Cruickshank in 2009.

Bill Shimmins, Managing Director of Isle of Man Bank, commented: “It is a pleasure to welcome someone of Paul Morris’ stature and experience to the Board. I am confident the Board will benefit from his wealth of experience and intricate knowledge of the island’s commercial landscape.”

Mr  Morris, added: “I am honoured to be invited to the Board of Isle of Man Bank which, as Company number one on the island’s Companies Registry, is something of a local institution.”

Mr Morris has been a bank customer since 1974 and is married to Joy, who used to work for Isle of Man Bank. He enjoys cricket and golf in his spare time and is a member of the MCC and a former Captain and President of Ramsey Golf Club

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