Two Zooms in Two Days !

Manx National week has just concluded and we move on to NAMA week!!!

We have secured TWO EXCLUSIVE interviews with IOM “A-listers” both of whom are concluding their terms of office during this year.

Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK CBE and Sir Richard Hugh Turton Gozney KCMG CVO KStJ have kindly agreed to answer questions via Zoom from the North American Manx membership.

You must have lots of questions to ask the man who heads up the Manx Government, especially in such an eventful year. COVID-19, cancelling the TT races, delivering the vaccines, closing the borders so “normal life” could resume – as well as non-pandemic questions about the Manx language, the UNESCO biosphere, the economy and Manx life in general.

As for the Governor, there must be a ton of things to ask about being her Britannic Majesty’s representative on the Isle of Man.

Please send your questions for David Holmes to ask: – AND MAKE SURE TO JOIN US!

We have not been able to arrange on a weekend however both meetings will be recorded & made available to members if you are not able to view “live”.

David Holmes is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meetings.

1) Howard Quayle CBE, IOM Government Chief Minister &  

2) Lt Governor Sir Richard Gozney 

SAVE THE DATES! July 26th & 27th ~ EDT 1pm – CDT 12 noon – MDT 11am – PDT 10am – IOM 6pm.                       

Join our Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 810 3449 0775

Passcode: 574331

You have the opportunity to send us questions that can be put to the interviewees – both meetings will be 45 to 60 minutes. Please send your questions either to

NAMA members are very fortunate to have this direct access – make sure you book the dates… NOW.  

David – NAMA Second Vice President

Mr. Howard Quayle, Chief Minister

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

Hon. Howard Quayle CBE, Member of the House of Keys (MHK) for Middle, 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.

The outgoing Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney

Image: Sir Richard Hugh Turton Gozney KCMG CVO KStJ

Sir Richard Gozney graduated from St Edmund Hall, Oxford in 1973 and joined the British Diplomatic Service. 

In 1989, after postings in Jakarta, Buenos Alres and Madrid, he was Private Secretary to three Foreign and Commonwealth Secretaries: Sir Geoffrey Howe, Mr John Major and Mr Douglas Hurd. 

In 1993 he went as British High Commissioner to Swaziland. Later he led the Foreign Office Department advising on the foreign policy of defence and was then made Chief of the Intelligence Assessment Staff. 

He was appointed British Ambassador to Indonesia in 2000, British High Commissioner to Nigeria in 2004 and, in 2007, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Bermuda from where he retired in 2012. In retirement he was involved with British companies engaged in Indonesia and Nigeria. 

He took up his appointment in May 2016 and is married to Diana. They have two sons. His outside interests include bird watching, walking and sailing.