New Council Members

Article Posted: 14th Aug 2015

We are pleased to announce that following elections on Thursday 6th August 2015 Vicki Unsworth and Colin Bird were elected to Council.

Vicki is Manx born and bred and qualified as a Manx Advocate in March 2007.  In November 2012 Vicki set up Advocates Smith Taubitz Unsworth Ltd, with Hazel Smith and Darren Taubitz, a specialist Litigation Practice; Vicki specialises in Civil and Commercial Litigation.  Vicki has served on the education committee where she has put in a lot of work assisting the students in their studies and training.  Vicki is a former Island Games medallist in gymnastics, is married and has three pet tortoises.

Colin works for Maitland where he has been a partner since 2005 having joined in 1998. He is experienced in the establishment and restructuring of offshore investment funds, commercial transactions, and trust and company law. He acts as the representative of corporate trustee companies and is an experienced director having served on the boards of mining and natural resource companies, e-commerce companies, investment holding companies, intellectual property holding companies and investment funds. Colin is also involved with transactions in works of art held in private collections.  Colin is a member of the Law societies in South Africa, England and Wales, an associate member of the Isle of Man law society and a member of the Institute of Directors, England.  Colin previously served on Council for 11 years from 2001 – 2012.

Vicki and Colin bring a wealth of experience to council which will be of a great benefit to the society.