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Hon Alfred Louis CANNAN MHK

Constituency: Ayre and Michael

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Contact DetailsAlfred L cannan MHK

Address: Shen Cardee, Summerhill Road, Jurby East IM7 3BR

Tel: 01624 685518


Address as: Mr Cannan, Chief Minister.

Full title: Hon Alf Cannan MHK



Born: England

Family: Married to Arabella, three children.​

Education: King Williams College, 1982-86; Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 1988.


Career: Four years as a commissioned officer in the Royal Regiment of Wales serving across the globe seeing active service in Northern Ireland 1990-94; Nationwide International, Isle of Man Operations Manager 1994-2000; Established local recruitment consultancy Paragon building up the business before selling it 2000-07; Worked with blue chip companies in London sourcing senior executives 2007-09; 2009 returned to the Isle of Man with his current business, McKenzie Fox, which offers local and international recruitment solutions.

Interests: Rugby, Cycling, Military History and Current Affairs. 

Parliamentary Profile

Current Posts

Member of the House of Keys 2011-date.
Chief Minister 2021-date.
Member of the War Pensions Committee 2016-date.
Member of the Tynwald Ceremony Arrangements Committee 2021-date.                                                                     Vice President of the CPA Isle of Man Branch Executive Committee 2021-date.

Parliamentary Career

Minister: Treasury 2016-2021.

Member: Health and Social Care 2015. Economic Development 2015-2016. 

Chairman: Whitley Council (Employers’ Side) 2011-2014, Civil Service Commission 2011-2014, Public Accounts Committee 2012-2016.

Vice Chairman: Public Accounts Committee 2011-2012, Public Sector Pensions Authority 2011-2014.

Committees of Tynwald: Select Committee of Tynwald on the Domestic Rating System (Petition for Redress) 2014, Standing Orders Committee of the House of Keys 2011-2016, Select Committee of Tynwald on the Registration of Property (Petition for Redress) 2015-2016; Member of the Ecclesiastical Committee 2011-2021.

Electoral History

First stood and elected as Member of the House of Keys for Michael in 2011; re-elected in 2016 for new constituency of Ayre and Michael; re-elected in 2021.

Political Interests

Health, Education, International Relations, Economic Development.

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Member: Isle of Man Branch and Branch Executive Committee 2021-date.

Study Visits: Westminster, London 2012; Public Accounts Committee Seminar, British Columbia 2012; Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh 2013; Dublin 2014.

Regional Conference: Cardiff 2014.

British Isles & Mediterranean Regional Conference: Cyprus 2015.