The Department of Economic Development has announced that Peter Greenhill is leaving his role as Director for e-Business Development following the conclusion of his 2 year contract to take up a role within the private sector in the Isle of Man.
The Isle of Man is considered to be one of the leading locations in the world for e-Gaming companies and together with ICT, which combined make up the Island’s e-Business sector, accounts for around 20% of the Manx economy and 1600 jobs and is its fastest growing sector.
Minister for Economic Development Laurence Skelly MHK commented: “I am extremely grateful to Peter for all he has achieved during his two years with the Department. During that time he has led the way in helping the Isle of Man maintain its status for e-Gaming excellence and in growing awareness of the Island’s capabilities in ICT, particularly in respect to crypto-currencies.
“e-Business is the Island’s fastest growing sector, creating over 100 new jobs last year with half as a result of direct involvement from Peter and his team. He has also steered the Isle of Man through a raft of legislative and regulatory issues such as the UK’s Point of Consumption Tax.
“I wish him well in his new role which will see him return to the private sector. He will be staying in the Isle of Man where his skills, experience and passion for the Isle of Man will no doubt help to boost our economy further.”
Chris Corlett, Chief Executive, Department of Economic Development said: ‘This is a key role for the Isle of Man and the recruitment process for Peter’s successor has already started. I am delighted that he has agreed to assist with the transition to ensure we maintain the excellent momentum we have created in this sector.
“The future for e-Business in the Isle of Man is very bright, with the Island at the forefront of exciting initiatives in crypto-currencies as well as being a centre for e-Gaming excellence. The role offers a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to play a key part in creating that success.”