Hon Jane Pearl POOLE-WILSON MHK
Address: Legislative Buildings, Finch Road, Douglas, IM1 3PW
Tel: 01624 685500
Address as: Mrs Poole-Wilson, Minister Poole-Wilson
Full title: Hon Jane Poole-Wilson MHK
Born: Isle of Man.
Education: Educated at Ballakermeen High School. Graduated with an MA in Modern History from St Catherine's College, University of Oxford. Qualified as a solicitor following two years at Chester College of Law, and a training contract at Eversheds, London.
Family: Married with two sons.
Career: Qualified solicitor, specialising in employment law. Advised a wide range of clients whilst at Eversheds, including a secondment to the UK Financial Services Authority. Subsequently worked at Simmons & Simmons, London providing employment law advice and HR-related training to clients. Following a secondment to UBS Investment Bank, became the principal in-house employment lawyer for UBS advising on HR matters across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Returned to the Isle of Man in 2005 and worked for a specialist consultancy providing employment law support and HR-related training for large multi-nationals. Held position of Isle of Man Legal Aid Deputy Certifying Officer 2007-2010.
Public Service: Voluntary Director and Trustee of Isle of Pride since September 2019 and voluntary Trustee of St Christopher's Isle of Man. Parent Governor at Marown Primary School 2015-2018; Leader for 1st Marown Beaver Scouts 2011-2016. Involved in supporting and fundraising for Western Vikings RUFC and Crosby Cricket Club.
: Music and theatre, member of local choir Musicale, walking, Pilates, and swimming.
Member of the House of Keys 2021-Date.
Minister for Justice and Home Affairs 2021-date.
Deputy Chief Minister 2021-date.
Member of the Legislative Council 2017-2021.
Committees of Tynwald: Member of the Select Committee on Library Provision 2017-2018; Member of the Select Committee on the Business and Functioning of the Council 2019-2020; Member of the Select Committee on Whistleblowing 2018-2021; Member of the Standing Committee on the Business and Functioning of the Council 2020-2021; Member of the Standing Orders Committee of Legislative Council 2020-2021; Chairman of the Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs and Justice 2017-2021; Alternate member of the Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee (for the purpose and duration of the Committee's consideration of the Douglas Promenade Scheme) 2019-2021; Member of the Public Accounts Committee 2017-2021; Member of the Standing Orders Committee of Tynwald 2020-date.
Government: Legislative Council representative on Sir Jonathan Michael's Health and Social Care Review 2018-2019; Legislative Council representative on the Climate Emergency Consultative Transformation Team 2019-2020; Equality Champion 2017-2021; Vice-Chair of the Public Services Commission 2018-2021; Member of the Public Sector Pensions Authority 2018-2021; Member of the Climate Change Transformation Board 2020-2021.
Council of Ministers' Sub-Committee: Member of the Council of Ministers' Working Party on Libraries 2018-2020.
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Study visits: Westminister, London 2017; States of Jersey 2019.
First stood and elected as a Member of the Legislative Council in May 2017 for a term ending on 28th February 2018; re-elected in March 2018 for a term ending on 28th February 2023; elected as Member of the House of Keys for Middle in 2021.