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Irene

The first name in longstanding relationships

Irene Morrison is a Client Services Director for First Names Group in the Isle of Man.

Two items dominate the top of Irene’s daily agenda – a challenge and its potential solution. She never backs down, no matter how daunting the task or ambiguous the objective. If she starts, you can be guaranteed a successful conclusion.  New business development, especially in the real estate sector, is Irene’s primary responsibility.  She has a wealth of experience with structures for holding commercial and industrial property for development or investment purposes.

The key to success is always being up for a challenge

Irene followed a slightly circuitous route into financial services. A schoolgirl chemistry prodigy, she attended the University of Southampton where she graduated with a BSc in Botany and Biochemistry. A career in medicine did not play sufficiently to her love of chemistry and so she found herself doing international tax planning with a Big Four accounting firm. A STEP qualification gave her industry specific knowledge which she has used to great effect.

Irene perfectly understands the mathematical paradox that sometimes 1+1=3. Each personality brings something unique to the table and the trick is in making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. She thinks Kyle Caine is a great example of this. He is innovative and motivated – and extremely able at motivating others. Jo Glassey is great fun and excellent at prioritising work.

FIRST MEMORABLE MEAL: A PLATE OF SNAILS AT THE AGE OF TEN

Away from the office Irene loves to spend time in the garden, play golf or go for a swim. A meal out with friends is a great way to wind down, although if she could choose a dinner guest it would be Bill Clinton – whose stories she feels sure would keep her entertained long into the night.