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Mark Shimmin MBEExecutive Director
At the Treasury, Mark controlled an annual departmental budget in excess of £32 million and oversaw revenue spending of more than £1 billion per annum, capital expenditure of £100 million, and Investments of £1.5 billion. In recognition of his key role in services to Government and the Economy, he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the January 2014 New Year Honours for services to the Isle of Man Government and economy.
Paul FisherProgramme Director
Paul also teaches on OPN and other programmes with topics including preparation in negotiations, decision-making, persuasion, stakeholder management, managing emotions, multi-party & multi-issue negotiations and virtual negotiations. Paul has co-written a number of negotiation simulations, including one on the building of a football stadium and the other designed specifically for virtual negotiations.
Paul also co-directs a number of customised negotiation programmes for major corporations and teaches on the Women of the Future programme at the School. Paul is Programme Director of the Women’s World Banking and Alliance for Financial Inclusion’s Leadership & Diversity Programme for Regulators, a 16-week global programme taught by Women’s World Banking and faculty from Oxford University.
Outside the School, Paul has also taught negotiation at the William J Clinton Leadership Institute, Queen’s University Belfast. Paul graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in politics and is also a certified business coach and cross-cultural trainer.
Paul has over 20 years’ experience in the field of communications, education and capacity building, helping private and public sector organisations to achieve their full potential. He has worked alongside some of the world’s best-known organisations across multiple sectors, including the World Bank, the World Commission on Dams, the 2008 Commission on Growth and Development, the inaugural 2016 UK-China Regional Leaders' Summit, the Asian Development Bank, Emerson, IBM, British Telecom, the governments of the UK and the United Arab Emirates, and various UN agencies.