Board Member Election 2020
One place is available on the TSE Board and two nominations have been received. Please take some time to read the brief summary for each candidate before casting your vote at the bottom of this page by 5pm on Thursday 24th September 2020. Candidates can vote for themselves.
As a member of TSE you are entitled to one vote per member business. Although we ask for your contact details to ensure eligibility, please be assured your vote will remain confidential.
b2me Tourism Marketing Ltd
I am Managing Director of b2me Tourism Marketing Ltd. and offer over 20 years’ travel trade experience; of which 17 years has been spent as a consultant working with a wide range of attraction, museum, accommodation and destination clients across the UK.
A past Board member of UKinbound; I am also a tourism consultant for TEAM Tourism and Go To Places.
I have wide experience of working with tourist boards and DMOs; particularly in partner engagement and preparedness for working with the travel trade; including 7 Discover England Projects.
Internationally, I have over a decade of experience in working with tour operators in the US, Canada, Germany, Japan and South Korea, arranging bespoke sales missions and product training annually.
In addition to inbound expertise, my experience has included 8 years providing marketing and communications for the Group Travel Organisers’ Association (GTOA) – now AGTO – and have developed a thorough understanding of the UK groups and domestic market.
My specialist areas of expertise include travel trade strategy and marketing, workshop facilitation, stakeholder engagement, tour operator engagement and itinerary planning. If elected, I will use all my experience for the good of not only Tourism South East, but also each and every member.
Managing Director, Visit Isle of Wight
With 25 years’ experience in the Tourism, Travel, Tour Operator, Maritime and Charitable sectors in the UK and Europe with market-leading organisations in B2B & B2C areas
It started at Ripley Castle Estate near Harrogate as Marketing Coordinator for 2 years, then a 5-year tenure as Travel Trade Marketing Manager for Yorkshire Tourist Board in York.
Next port of call, P&O Ferries in Hull commencing as B2B Marketing Manager for ex-UK business, then Destination Manager for North Sea routes, before On-Board Marketing Controller for all P&O Ferries routes.
A new challenge with Vaconsoleil, Europe’s leading mobile home and camping tour operator as UK Sales & Marketing Manager.
A directional change for 4 years at UKSA, the UK’s leading maritime training charity as Head of Sales & Marketing led to a family move to the Isle of Wight
My current position as Managing Director of Visit Isle of Wight has allowed me to utilise my extensive skill set whilst marketing and promoting this beautiful island.
Skills include management, commercial, sales, revenue management, marketing planning, process, finance and HR with a collaborative approach to working, offers the TSE board an advisory and guiding hand which comes with some fun as well.