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Who, what, where – a comprehensive appointments section keeping you abreast of all the movements within the business community. THE LATEST JOBS NEWS FROM THE ISLE OF MAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY Key Appointment at Utmost Wealth Solutions Utmost Wealth Solutions, the specialist international wealth management brand, has announced the appointment of local financial services expert, Julian Melling, as Global Wealth Specialist. Julian will be integral to a dedicated team focusing on the provision of tailored solutions to high-net-worth advisers and their clients. While the team’s focus will be the UK resident, domiciled and non- domiciled market, the expanding Utmost Group of Companies has the necessary expertise to offer solutions to professional advisers and their clients on a global basis. Based in the Isle of Man, Julian is highly experienced in international financial services and has an enviable track record in the provision of life assurance-based solutions. He started his career in the Island’s financial services sector, before gaining experience in other jurisdictions with a number of life companies. He joins Utmost Wealth Solutions from Swiss Life. Mike Foy, Chief Executive of Utmost Group Isle of Man, commented, “As Utmost Wealth Solutions expands on a global basis, our approach is focused on supporting clients based on their individual cross-border needs, not just their geographic location. Julian’s expertise reinforces our existing acumen to help position us as a leader in this market.” Julian Melling added, “This is a great time to be joining Utmost Wealth Solutions. It is a business with a strong pedigree and a clear focus on growing its position in the international high-net-worth market. I am looking forward to helping develop Utmost Isle of Man’s position in this sector.” Customer focus is top priority, says new Manx Telecom COO Consistently delivering customers’ expectations is Manx Telecom’s top priority, says the company’s new Chief Operations Offi cer. Sutha Siva recently joined the company bringing more than 20 years’ experience in telecommunications, including senior roles at Batelco, Ooredoo, and Vodafone Groups. He said: “Customers are at the heart of everything we do. We are developing an exciting pipeline to deliver a more intimate, 42 | customer centric understanding, of how we consistently deliver the best possible solutions, after-sales service, and support. myMT, our customer accounts platform, is one example of how our commitment to investing in a customer centric approach is already delivering tangible results. We’re also investing in training development strategies and our leadership structure, and there’s much more to come.” Commenting on his decision to join Manx Telecom, Sutha added: “This is a company with a ‘can do’ attitude and a fantastic team of talented and experienced people. Manx Telecom has a proven ability to punch above its weight in the industry and launch groundbreaking products such as MT clearSound, a world first in mobile technology. Manx Telecom has a proud history and an exciting future, and the opportunity to play a part in that future was too good to miss.” e-Gaming Consultant joins MannBenham MannBenham Advocates have appointed Neil Harmer to their eGaming Advisory Team. With an impressive pedigree in eGaming spanning almost two decades Neil brings an extensive understanding of eGaming and retail betting technology, processes and operations across multiple jurisdictions. In addition, he has a strong, specialist knowledge of International Pari-Mutuel (Tote) wagering operations, having worked alongside global Tote betting operators in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. With Neil’s appointment the eGaming Advisory Team continues to grow, and is well-placed to give impartial legal, factual and balanced online gaming advice across multiple jurisdictions. The team is responsible for advising on eGaming license applications along with compliance and procedural consultation. The team works closely with the Directors and the commercial and corporate team to solve issues, create value, maximise growth and improve business performance by providing legal, operational and practical advice. Carly Stratton, Head of Corporate and Commercial at MannBenham Advocates commented: “We are extremely delighted and excited to have Neil working with us. His experience and familiarity with the technology, processes and operations will be extremely invaluable. “Neil’s unique industry knowledge will help to ensure that, combined, we continue to be well positioned to offer informed, legal and purely independent, impartial advice to our clients.”