Board of Commissioners

Port St Mary Commissioners are an elected Board of nine members, each of whom hold office for a period of 4 years after which time elections are held for all members.


Bernadette Williams 

Elected Vice-Chair in 2020. Also representative for  Southern Sheltered Housing Joint Board and Southern Authorities Health Care Trust Committee  

Home Address: Beachcliffe, Primrose Terrace, Port St Mary, IM9 5AP
Occupation: Retired
About: Port St Mary born and bred, some of you may know her from her many years as Port St Mary’s Standard Bearer – and the UK’s National Standard Bearer – for the Royal British Legion Women’s Section; others may recognise her as the first female Sword Bearer for the Tynwald Sword of State, an honour she still holds.
Declaration of Interests:


Alec Merchant


Home Address: 2 Daisy Bank, The Lhargan, Port St Mary
Occupation: Retired
About: Alec has served the Village well for many years, and has previously served as Chairman and Vice Chairman. You will often spot Alec walking around the village or on the underway.

Declaration of Interests: Owner of 2 Daisy Bank, The Lhargan, Port St Mary


Alan Grace

Commissioner. Representative for Southern Civic Amenity Site Board
Home Address: Cornerstone, Lime Street, Port St Mary, IM9 5ED
About: Alan has served as a Commissioner since 2004 and is very passionate about protecting the beauty of Port St Mary
Occupation: Retired Lecturer
Declaration of Interests: Owner of Cornerstone, Lime Street, Port St Mary, IM9 5ED


Michelle Haywood

michelle-haywoodElected Chair in 2018. Isle of Man Municipal Association Representative, Southern Swimming Pool Representative

Home Address: Marina House, Bay View Road, Port St Mary IM9 5AQ                                         
About: Elected in April 2016                                         

 Occupation: Dive Instructor and Business Woman                                         
Declaration of Interests: Director, Irish Sea Diving and Marine Services Ltd. Co-owner Discover Diving. Chair, governing body, Scoill Phurt Le Moirrey. Chair, Port St Mary Business Association (voluntary and non-remunerated).  Secretary, Isle of Man Underwater Search Team (voluntary and non-remunerated).


Laurence Vaughan-Williams


Home Address: 1 The Cottages, Arragon Mooar, Old Castletown Road, Santon, IM4 1HB (pending renovation of a property in Port St Mary)

About: Elected in October 2017. Served as Chairman from March to May 2018. Hobbies include walking Winston the Basset, angling, 1960 Alvis, flying Tiger Moth aircraft, Port St Mary concert party
Occupation: Advocate and Barrister at Law
Declaration of Interests: To be confirmed


Norman McGregor Edwards


Home Address: 2 Fistard Grove, Port St Mary IM9 5HT                                           
Elected in August 2018                                         

 Occupation: Retired. Committee member and volunteer at the Manx Aviation and Military Museum                                        
Declaration of Interests: Director of “Care in Mann” and volunteer driver. Committee member and volunteer at the Manx Aviation and Military Museum