It was with great sadness that Members, friends and colleagues learned of the death of former Clerk and Chief Executive, Malcolm Hulme. He died on Saturday 24th February after a short illness, borne with great dignity and stoicism.
Malcolm joined the Authority as Chief Executive/Clerk in January 2007, returning home from Shetland after a long service with Scottish Water. He retired in September 2016, and during his time as Chief Executive he worked tirelessly to promote the independence of local government, and Onchan in particular. His work with Board Members over the years was greatly appreciated, where his advice both in public and in private was always a key factor in decision making.
His interest in history and genealogy was often put to good use in his work for the Authority, not least in his research into the provision of social housing. Having grown up in Onchan, his knowledge of people and places, now part of our history, made it easy for him to establish a rapport with other long-time residents and help them where he could. For this, his presence in what became known as his "consulting rooms", otherwise the Manx Arms, will be sorely missed.
He will be remembered with great affection by colleagues, and as a knowledgeable Clerk by Members of the Commissioners.
He is survived by his parents, Peter and June, and his daughter Jodi. Our thoughts are with them.
The funeral will take place on Thursday 8th March 2018 at 11.00 a.m. at St Peter's Church, Onchan.