Directors

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Stephen Pickford
Stephen has worked on economic policy issues for most of his career having retired in 2010 from the UK Treasury where he was managing director (international and finance) with prior roles including Director for Europe, and Director for International Finance. From 1998 to 2001, Stephen was the UK’s executive director on the boards of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.

Previous posts Stephen has undertaken include leading the team responsible for the Bank of England independence in 1997; and work in the New Zealand Treasury between 1989 and 1993 on macroeconomic policy and forecasting. Stephen studied economics at the University of Cambridge, in England and the University of British Colombia in Vancouver.
Previous posts Stephen has undertaken include leading the team responsible for the Bank of England independence in 1997; and work in the New Zealand Treasury between 1989 and 1993 on macroeconomic policy and forecasting. Stephen studied economics at the University of Cambridge, in England and the University of British Colombia in Vancouver.

Tim Cullen MBE
Associate Fellow Saïd Business School, Chairman TCA Ltd, formerly Commissioner at the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission
An experienced practitioner and teacher on all aspects of negotiation, Tim has taught on various programmes at Saïd Business School (where he was formerly the Director of the Oxford Programme on Negotiation) and is a Visiting Professor at the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, China.

Tim served as Commissioner on the Financial Supervision Commission of the Isle of Man and was the founder and first Executive Director for the SCFMC and for this work was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Tim is also Chairman of TCA Ltd, which teaches negotiation and governance/risk management programmes globally and worked for 21 years for the World Bank. Tim has an MA from Trinity College, University of Dublin.

David Doyle CBE
Advocate, formerly First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls of the Isle of Man
David is a senior legal adviser in the litigation department of Cains, one of the Isle of Man’s leading firms of advocates. He assists its advocates and clients in company, commercial, trust, regulatory and general chancery litigation having had over 30 years’ experience of such matters in the Isle of Man. He joined Cains in November 2018.
He was previously First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls of the Isle of Man from 2010 until his retirement in July 2018. He was also the Deputy Governor of the Isle of Man during that period.
He was called to the English Bar in 1982 and the Manx Bar in 1984. In March 2003 he was appointed Second Deemster, and in December 2010 he was named First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls.
David was awarded a CBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honours in recognition of his outstanding services to Manx law.
John Hicklin
John Hicklin
Formerly Deputy Director of the Independent Evaluation Office, IMF
John Hicklin is a retired senior official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he directed work with member countries, including program negotiations and annual policy discussions; helped to strengthen the IMF’s own policies and its role in the international financial system and, latterly, at the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) oversaw independent evaluation of the IMF’s work.

John headed the IMF’s country teams in Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines in the 1990s. In the wake of the Asian financial crises, he coordinated aspects of the IMF’s work to strengthen the international financial system. John began his career as an economist at the UK Treasury. He is a graduate of Oxford University and the London School of Economics and Political Science and attended Harvard University on a one-year scholarship

Mark Shimmin
Executive Director, Trustee Manx Museum and National Trust, formerly Chief Financial Officer, Isle of Man Treasury
Mark is an accountant who took over the leadership of the SCFMC in 2014 after a 32-year career with the Treasury Ministry of the Isle of Man Government, the last ten years of which were as Chief Financial Officer (equivalent to State Secretary or Permanent Secretary). He is currently a Trustee of the Manx Museum and National Trust.
Sharda Sinanan-Bollers
Attorney at Law, formerly, Executive Director, St Vincent and the Grenadines Financial Services Authority
Sharda has worked with the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as the inaugural director charged with establishing the Financial Intelligence Unit, from 2002-2008.
She held the post of Executive Director of the International Financial Services Authority from 2008 -2012 and was involved in spear-heading the integration of the various supervisory bodies under the Financial Services Authority, as its Executive Director, from 2012-2018. She became the country’s first Supervisor of Insolvency in 2016, a post which she still holds. Her experience covers anti- money laundering and counter financing of terrorism, international and domestic financial regulation and compliance and international taxation. Sharda has collaborated with international agencies including the World Bank, FATF, CFATF, OECD and European Union COCG on matters of national interests and to meet international standards.

Prior roles to 2002 included Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions and Chief Magistrate (Ag). Sharda launched her own legal and consultancy practice in January 2019. She studied law at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Barbados and King’s College, London. Sharda is a proud alumna of the inaugural SCFMP of 2009.

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