Steve Rodan

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The Honourable
Steve Rodan
President of Tynwald
Assumed office
19 July 2016
Monarch Elizabeth II
Personal details
Born (1954-04-19) 19 April 1954 (age 64)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Nationality British
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Ana Torres
(m. 1977–present)
Children 2 daughters
Profession Politician

The Honourable Stephen Charles "Steve" Rodan, MLC, BSc, MRPharmS (born 19 April 1954[1]) is a Scottish-born Manx politician who has served as the President of Tynwald since 2016 and is a former Minister of the Isle of Man Government and former MHK for the constituency of Garff. He was first elected to the seat in a by-election in 1995.

Early life and career[edit]

Born on 19 April 1954 in Glasgow to Robert W. Rodan and Betty Rodan, he is a qualified pharmacist. He resides in Laxey, the most populated village in Garff. Politically he is liberal, having chaired both the Heriot-Watt University Liberal Club and Scottish Young Liberals. He was also a Member of the National Executive of the Scottish Liberal Party. He stood for the House of Commons in 1979 in the constituency of Moray and Nairn, but was defeated by the Conservative Alexander Pollock.

Mr Rodan stood for Chief Minister of the Isle of Man following the November 2006 elections, but failed to gain the necessary support in round one. He then stood for Speaker and defeated David Cannan and Quintin Gill.

Personal life[edit]

Rodan has been married to Ana (née Ballesteros Torres) since 1977; they have two children together.

Government positions[edit]


  1. ^ "Rodan, Stephen Charles". Retrieved 12 November 2011.
  2. ^ . Isle of Man Newspapers. 19 July 2016 Archived from the original on 26 October 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)