Chris Kissack joined Affinity (Isle of Man) Limited in September 2021 as Business Development Manager. Formly Head of esports for the Isle of Man Government, Chris is a well-recognised esports ambassador and advocate for the Isle of Man as a global leading jurisdiction.
With twenty years of experience in the Finance and Corporate sector on the Isle of Man, Chris holds an exceptional understanding of the jurisdiction and depth of knowledge which he applies to a diverse range of sectors. A prior Operations Manager for a Software Development Company which created payroll and company formation software, Chris developed expertise in Finance and advanced skills in tech and software design. Chris’s experience working in various roles in the corporate sector has aided him to develop excellent skills in creating valuable client relationships.
As Head of esports in the Government, Chris represented the Isle of Man in the esports sector by promoting grass-roots initiatives to drive organic growth and establish a community that loves the sector as much as he does. Chris is a true ambassador for the Isle of Man, having represented the jurisdiction in numerous events and panels. His experience working in the Government has formed his integral understanding of the jurisdiction in various sectors.
Chris’s approach to business is authentic and he believes in building meaningful, long-lasting relationships that create value and opportunities, which drive innovation in new opportunities and ideas. A part of his approach is identifying clients’ needs clearly to ensure the most suitable products and services are delivered to support their growth. Chris’s out of the box thinking is great asset for Affinity’s stance on innovation and forward-thinking approach. Chris’s passion for networking in esports and niche, emerging sectors has formed his international contact of peers that share the same objectives and values to drive the sector growth.
As Business Development Manager at Affinity, Chris will promote esports, eGaming and emerging sectors in the company and support the Isle of Man team by developing their sector knowledge, growth strategies and client solutions. Chris will support individual career progression by training and mentoring the team in niche and emerging sectors. Chris is an ideal representative for our Isle of Man office, his new role as Business Development Manager provides him with the means to share his passion and knowledge to drive growth in jurisdiction and enables him to provide clients with hands-on professional expertise in a diverse range of sectors. Chris’s enthusiasm to learn and grow replicates our evolving business model which encompasses niche, emerging sectors, placing him as an excellent strategic fit for Affinity.
Chris brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience and a wide network of connections across not only the esports industry but also the corporate, financial and emerging tech sectors. As Affinity continues to grow and expand its service offerings into new and exciting sectors, Chris is a fantastic addition to our team to support us on this journey.
Chris commented “I am excited to join the Affinity team. It was important to me to ensure I joined a firm that had a reputation for its personal approach to business and considered it’s staff its greatest asset. I have watched Affinity grow over the years and it has been a pleasure to get to know the leadership team here. Seeing them attract individuals from different sectors recently to join their team, individuals I respect and admire, I am very proud to be able to join Affinity and work alongside them.”
Andy Morgan, CEO at Affinity quotes “We are delighted that Chris has joined our growing team in the Isle of Man. Throughout our history, Affinity has demonstrated an ability to be diverse and identify new and emerging sectors. I am sure that Chris is an excellent fit for our company and his depth of knowledge, professional expertise and established network of contacts will prove to be valuable in our interest in the esports sector but also a variety of our other niche sectors. Chris’s appointment is part of a series of announcements of senior appointments taking place over the coming weeks following a period of sustained growth.”