Marlene was educated at Ramsey Grammar School and gained degrees in Architecture at Liverpool University, ultimately qualifying as a Chartered Architect. Having worked in private practice for a number of years and also gaining a Diploma in Conservation Sciences, Marlene was appointed to the role as the Island’s first Building Conservation Officer.
Music and the Arts have been a lifelong passion having firstly studied both Art and Music at ‘A’ level, but also singing classical music, composing and recording songs in a traditional genre, in additional to singing with various groups performing both on and off the Island and representing the Isle of Man. Marlene is also a keen water colourist and a member of the Mannin Art Group.
The work of the Arts Council is immensely important in promoting the Arts; supporting and encouraging growth and continuation of the Island’s unique wealth of talent, as well as helping promote our Nation’s reputation in the field beyond our shores.
Joined the Arts Council in 2018