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Meet the TSE Board 

TSE’s Board is a diverse mix of tourism leaders and stakeholders from across the industry. The Board meet throughout the year to discuss local and national issues impacting our members and partners and ensure that our programmes of activity deliver value and contribute to the visitor economy.

Phil Evans, Chair. 

Phil Evans has over twenty years of experience working in policy, strategy, visitor economy and operational management. Operating at a Senior Level, Phil's background in planning, tourism, marketing, and economic development has allowed him to develop large departments with both revenue and capital budgets.

Phil has extensive experience and an impressive CV, with positions as Director of Tourism at Eastbourne Borough Council and Head of Policy at Visit England and Policy and Performance Lead at Greater London Authority.


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Fran Downton CEO Tourism South East Head

Fran Downton, CEO at Tourism South East

Working in the public, private and non-for-profit sectors, Fran has over 25 years experience in the leisure and tourism industry, having worked for P&O Ferries, the City of Portsmouth and in senior management roles at Tourism South East. 

Fran has a degree in Leisure Management, Diplomas in Travel and Tourism and Marketing, as well as proven practical success in leading an award winning service.  Fran brings direct experience of developing marketing and business strategies, business planning, performance management, delivering projects and contracts. With thirteen years experience of working for TSE, specializing in marketing, Fran demonstrate an extensive understanding of all aspects of TSE’s operations.

TSE Non-Executive Board Members 

  • John Atherton FCA Vice Chair & Interim Company Secretary

  • Ken Robinson CBE FTS - Tourism Advisor 

  • Graham Hukins, Commerical Manager, North Norfolk Railway Centre

  • Caryl Oliver - Director, TopKit

  • Andrew Bateman, Tourism Manager, Hampshire County Council

  • Kim Hallett, Kim Hallett Consulting 

  • Pete Mols, Outside Ideas 

  • Julia White, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

  • Carolyn Able, Southampton City Council

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