Save the Date for this special Zoom! And send in your questions.

July 26th ~ EDT 1pm – CDT 12 noon – MDT 11am – PDT 10am – IOM 6pm

Image: Chief Minister of the Isle of Man and Minister for the Cabinet Office, The Hon Howard Quayle CBE MHK

We are extremely excited to announce the leader of the Isle of Man Government, the Chief Minister, Hon. Howard Quayle CBE MHK has agreed to participate in a Zoom meeting with the members of the North American Manx Association.

As you will know, the Chief Minister has experienced many challenges during his time in office but none more so than the COVID-19 pandemic which led to such drastic measures as a complete lockdown of the island and a sealing of her border to everything except provisions and medical emergencies.

Mr. Quayle has kindly agreed to answer questions from the North American Manx membership which will be asked by our vice-president, David Holmes who resides on the island. If you would like to submit a question please email it to:

The Chief Minister is chosen by Tynwald after each general election to the House of Keys. The Chief Minister, and the eight Ministers selected by him or her, seven of whom head the Departments of Government, make up the Council of Ministers, the central executive body accountable to Tynwald. 

The Council of Ministers meets weekly to carry out a range of functions, including the consideration of policy priorities, the approval of Government business for submission to Tynwald, and co-ordination of the work of Departments. 

Although the proceedings of the Council of Ministers are confidential, extracts from those proceedings made public on the isle of Man Government website and, together with other Government information can be found at:

Mr. Quayle is Member of the House of Keys (MHK) for Middle and was elected Chief Minister by Tynwald on 4 October 2016. Before his election to the role of Chief Minister he was Minister for Health and Social Care.

He has also served as Chairman of the Planning Committee, Chairman of the Manx Electricity Authority and a political member of the Department of Economic Development and Department of Infrastructure.

Mr Quayle was first elected to the House of Keys in 2011.