Kate Alice LORD-BRENNAN MLC
Address: Legislative Buildings, Finch Road, Douglas, IM1 3PW
Address as: Mrs Lord-Brennan
Full title: Mrs Kate Lord-Brennan MLC
Born: Isle of Man
Family: lives in Peel with 8-year-old son.
Education: Ballakermeen High School; University of Leeds, BA (Hons) European Union Studies and Law (2005); Institute of Directors Certificate and Diploma (2012).
Career: 2005–2008: corporate and fiduciary services; 2008–2012: set up own business managing small team in administration outsourcing and, in a separate line of work, provided business start-up and growth consultancy carrying out work on a business incubator project to support entrepeneurs and facilitate trade and investment. Formed Women in Business Network and chaired Steering Committee. 2012–2015: non-executive director of angel investor business. 2013–2014: delivered/wrote start-up workshops and toolkits.
Public Service: Office of Fair Trading Statutory Board (Lay Member) Jan 2017-March 2018.
Publications: report entitled, 'A Fair Start: Reception Education for Summer-Born Children at Age 5 - A Choice for Parents' (June 2017).
Interests: Reading, baking and cycling.
Member of the Legislative Council 2018-date.
Chair of the Standing Committee on the Business and Functioning of the Council 2020-date.
Committees of Tynwald: Member of the Select Committee on the Code of Conduct for Public Servants (Petition for Redress) 2019-2020; Chair of the Select Committee on the Business and Functioning of the Council 2019-2020; Member of the Select Committee of Tynwald on the Fireworks Act 2004 (Public Petition) 2020-2021; Alternate member of the Public Accounts Committee (for the purpose and duration of the Committee's consideration of the Media Development Fund) 2018-2021.
Member: Member of the Department of Infrastructure 2018-July 2019.
Other: Chair of the Tynwald Advisory Council for Disabilities April 2018-July 2018; Vice-Chair of the Isle of Man Office of Fair Trading 2018-2021.
Elected as a Member of the Legislative Council in March 2018, for a term ending on 28th February 2023.
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Study visits: States of Jersey 2019.
Education Programmes: Westminster Seminar on Effective Parliaments, London 2018; Fundamentals Programme on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure, Montreal 2019.