Jess Kelly is Head of Marketing and Business Intelligence at the Department for Enterprise, a Government department which is responsible for driving economic development and local entrepreneurship. Jessica will be taking part in our panel session, ‘Work Smarter’, which looks at the growing trend for flexible working and entrepreneurship in our young professionals.
Tell us about yourself!
I am currently Head of Marketing and Business Intelligence at the Department for Enterprise following a career in financial services and public sector marketing.
I am a qualified marketing professional and associate of CIM, with a master’s degree in Theatre and Global Development. I’m passionate about the Isle of Man and promoting the many opportunities available for people who live, work, visit and invest here. I also sit on the committee for Love Tech, a not for profit initiative aimed at inspiring and empowering girls and young women to explore opportunities in STEM.
Why did you decide to work in the Isle of Man?
Following 5 years away in the UK at university I moved back to the Isle of Man to complete my dissertation and fell back in love with everything the Island has to offer. As someone starting out my career there were so many opportunities to network, meet with inspirational people, gain professional qualifications, and experience different roles with a diverse range of companies. I definitely found it easier to figure out my career path and make quick progress in the Isle of Man.