The Board

VisitEngland’s Board decides the organisation’s overall direction, working within a framework agreed with the sponsoring Government department, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The Board also monitors the organisation’s performance against targets agreed with DCMS.

VisitEngland hold six Board meetings a year, minutes from these meetings can be accessed here: Board Meeting Minutes

Lady Cobham

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Appointed at VisitEngland’s creation in 2009 as Chairman of VisitEngland, Lady Cobham has led us through some exciting and challenging times and we look forward to continuing our work with her to promote the England tourism brand in domestic and key overseas markets, working in conjunction with the sector to grow tourism by 5% year on year, with a focus on future opportunities such as the England Rugby World Cup 2015.

Denis Wormwell

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Denis Wormwell is Chief Executive of Shearings Group.

Amanda Cottrell

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Amanda Cottrell has been the Chairman of Visit Kent since 2007, and is Vice President of the Canterbury Festival.

John Hoy

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John Hoy is the Chief Executive of the Blenheim Estate in Oxfordshire.

Sarah Stewart

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Sarah Stewart is Chief Executive of NewcastleGateshead Initiative.

The Board, Suzanne Bond

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Suzanne Bond is the Chief Executive of Cornwall Development Company and sits on our board in an ex-officio capacity.

Sandie Dawe

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Sandie Dawe MBE is Chief Executive of VisitBritain and sits on our board in an ex-officio capacity.