e has over 30 years of experience within e-Business and is already familiar with the Isle of Man. He has held several chief executive positions in e-Business and has international experience of both starting a successful business as well as helping existing businesses to grow. As a result he has the necessary skills, experience and contacts to promote the Island’s growing e-Business industry.
Alf Cannan MHK, the Department Member with responsibility for e-Business said: “I am delighted that we have been able to attract someone of the calibre and experience of Jonathan Mills to this key role. The Isle of Man’s economic plan Vision2020 identified e-Business as the sector offering most growth potential and Jonathan will be playing a key role in helping the Isle of Man exploit these opportunities to enable further growth in jobs and in the Island’s reputation as a leading international business centre.”
e-Business is an important and rapidly growing part of the Isle of Man’s economy, representing around 25% of National Income and directly employing around 1600 people. The industry is highly diverse and includes the e-Gaming and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) sectors. The Island is already established as a global centre for e-Gaming and has a growing reputation in the ICT sector particularly in respect of digital currencies and blockchain technology.
Jonathan Mills said: “I feel privileged to have been offered this role and will be working closely with Isle of Man businesses and investors to continue to grow existing businesses as well as attract new enterprises to the Island.”