Clare Christian


Clare Margaret Christian OBE CP (born 11 September 1945[2]) is a Manx politician, who was President of Tynwald until 2016. She is a former member of the Legislative Council and former Health Minister in the Isle of Man Government.[3]

Clare Christian
President of Tynwald
Assumed office
12 July 2011[1]
MonarchElizabeth II
PremierTony Brown
Allan Bell
GovernorAdam Wood
Preceded byNoel Cringle
Succeeded bySteve Rodan
Personal details
Born (1945-09-11) 11 September 1945 (age 76)
Isle of Man
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Thomas Christian
(m. 1974, div. 1977)
Children1 son

Christian is the daughter of Sir Charles Kerruish, President of Tynwald and Chairman of the Executive Council. Her sister is Anne Craine, the former Treasury Minister. She is a graduate of the University of London with a degree in Physics and Chemistry, and previously worked as a research chemist for Cadbury Schweppes. She was also the Island Guide Commissioner from 1991 to 1996.

Christian became an MHK at her first attempt for the Ayre constituency in March 1980, but failed to be re-elected in 1986. She was, however, appointed an MLC in 1993 and was appointed Health Minister in 1996, overseeing the construction of the new Noble's Hospital. In 2011, she was elected to the position of President of Tynwald.

Christian was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to the Isle of Man.[4]

She was appointed Captain of the Parish of Maughold in early 2018.

Governmental positionsEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "MINISTERIAL RESHUFFLE TODAY". Isle of Man Newspapers. 30 June 2004. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
  4. ^ "No. 61608". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 2016. p. B26.