Executive director of HR resigns from government post

Clare Conie leaves with immediate effect

The executive director of the Office of Human Resources has resigned from government with immediate effect. 

Clare Conie was promoted to the role in 2021 having worked for the Isle of Man Government since 2003.

Her departure precedes a review of OHR which has been instigated following the results of an employment tribunal which found the former medical director was unfairly dismissed.

Mrs Conie gave evidence at the tribunal – you can find out more HERE.

Government says the review will seek to ensure the highest standards of professional practice are maintained.

In a statement Mrs Conie said: “As the largest employer on the Isle of Man it’s essential that the Isle of Man Government can be held up as an exemplar of good practice and that our values are demonstrated at all levels of our workforce. 

“My aim in stepping aside is to ensure that the OHR review can be undertaken comprehensively, objectively and with full transparency to ensure the integrity of OHR people and practices.”

Her departure follows the resignation of Karen Malone – the chief executive of the Department of Health and Social Care – and the departure of Carl Hawker, the deputy chief executive of the Department for Enterprise, which were both announced today. 

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