Clare Christian OBE 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. Clare 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.
During Island of Culture 2014, Mrs Christian attended events as an audience member, supporter and speaker. Mrs. Christian has been a Patron of the Isle of Man Arts Council since July 2016.
Mrs. Christian was heavily involved in the installation of Michael Sandle's maquette of Godred Croven for display in the Legislative Buildings and led on work involving the Archibald Knox Society.
I am honoured to accept the invitation to be an Arts Council patron. I recognise the breadth and depth of the arts offering in the Island and I am delighted to lend support to all the people and organisations who embrace and nurture the arts in all their aspects in our community.