Tourism Society welcomes VisitBritain and VisitEngland appointments

Thursday January 19, 2017

The Tourism Society warmly welcomes today’s announcement of the appointment of Steve Ridgway CBE as VisitBritain Chairman and Denis Wormwell as Chairman of the VisitEngland Advisory Board.

Hayley Beer-Gamage FTS, Chairman of The Tourism Society, commented: “Both individuals will bring a great deal of experience to their new roles, and have the dual advantages of good track records and functional knowledge of VisitBritain and VisitEngland. In the light of changing Government directives and market conditions it will be imperative that our national tourism agencies are led by well-respected individuals who have a strong grasp of the full range of Britain’s tourism activities and markets, and the importance of a clear and well-structured strategy to fully realise its potential. Chris Rodrigues and Penny Cobham are leaving VisitBritain and VisitEngland in a healthy position and I look forward to working with Steve Ridgway and Denis Wormwell as they continue this important work.”