CPD Events

2015 Events


The Inaugural Company Secretary Residential Development Programme

The inaugural Company Secretary Residential Development Programme starts next month, running from 6th to 9th July.

The programme has been developed for company secretaries, their deputies, general counsel and other professionals working to give board support at the highest levels.

We want to make a real success of this programme to help our members stand out as a candidate of choice when pursuing opportunities for career advancement. If interested in attending this event please visit

http://www.icsa.org.uk/qualifications-and-careers/training/residential-training/company-secretary-residential-development-programme


Isle of Man Ship Registry and what it means for the Isle of Man

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Dick Welsh, Director, Isle of Man Ship Registry will give the next presentation for the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) Isle of Man branch. The event, covering “the Isle of Man Ship Registry and what it means for the Isle of Man” will take place on Tuesday 16 June 2015 at the Claremont Hotel, Douglas.

Dick Welsh is an European Engineer (Eur.Ing); Chartered Engineer (C.Eng); a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (F.I.MarEST); a Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (M.I. Mech.E); and a Member of the Institute of Directors (M.IoD)

Born and raised in the Isle of Man before pursuing a sea-going career as an engineer, he sailed with T&J Harrisons and Canadian Pacific before coming ashore to work in the Isle of Man’s power stations. After leaving the Island to further his studies, Dick graduated with first class honours in Mechanical Engineering and joined Lloyd’s Register as a surveyor, where he trained in Liverpool before moving on to Denmark and China to oversee new building projects for chemical tankers and bulk carriers. Dick returned to the Island in 1995 to join the Isle of Man’s growing ship register as a Marine Surveyor and latterly Principal Surveyor, before becoming its Director in 2006, the first Manxman to hold the post.

Dick has a genuine desire to see the Isle of Man succeed as an international ship register and as a place to conduct maritime business. He enjoys promoting the Isle of Man around the globe to those who may not be aware of the benefits it has to offer. He enjoys life in the Isle of Man and believes it provides a wonderful, safe environment to raise his family.
Dick’s passion is rugby union. He is an ex-player and now coaches a local club side. He also enjoys sea swimming, skiing, fishing, boating and living the good life in the Isle of Man.

Adrian Tinkler, Chairman of ICSA’s Isle of Man Branch, commented: “The Isle of Man Ship Registry is a great success story for the Isle of Man and we’re looking forward to welcoming Dick to the ICSA for this presentation.”

The event starts at 6pm. Admission is free to members. Places for non-members (subject to availability) are £10 each.

For online booking please visit www.icsaiom.org. For further information about events or if you would like to be included on our emailing list then please contact icsa@manx.net


The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“Ruggie Principles”) 2011 in an offshore context

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Paul Beckett, Head of Corporate and Commercial at Quinn Legal Advocates will give the next presentation for the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) Isle of Man branch. The event, covering ““The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“Ruggie Principles”) 2011 in an offshore context” will take place on Tuesday 26 May 2015 at the Claremont Hotel, Douglas.

Paul has over thirty five years’ experience as a lawyer, both within the international private banking and fiduciary services industries and in private practice. He graduated from Worcester College, Oxford University in 1978 with First Class honours in Jurisprudence, being awarded Master of Arts in 1982. He is a member of New College, Oxford University and completed a Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law in 2014.

He was first trained at leading “magic circle” City of London solicitors Simmons & Simmons, qualified as an English Solicitor in 1981 and as an Isle of Man Advocate in 1990. Paul is also a non-practising solicitor in Ireland and in Northern Ireland. He specialises in company, contract, commercial and trust law; and has a strong track record in compliance, intellectual property and human rights. He has been widely published, and holds several public offices in the Isle of Man.

Adrian Tinkler, Chairman of ICSA’s Isle of Man Branch, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Paul back to the ICSA and are looking forward to an informative event. We also thank Quinn Legal Advocates for their support in making this event possible.”

For further information about events or if you would like to be included on our emailing list then please contact icsa@manx.net

The event starts at 6pm. Admission is free to members. Places for non-members (subject to availability) are £10 each.