Gill Hands

gill handsCurrent positions: Board member of Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association (Director), vice-chair and member of the Communication sub group.

Brief experience: Gill has over 30 years of experience in running a hotel and leisure business. Prior to running the family business Gill was employed by Crest Hotels as a hotel Manager. Tauber Hands Ltd was set up in 1986 and has operated four hotels and a holiday cottage leisure complex over the years. Gill has been operating at The Speech House Hotel since March 2010 and is actively involved in promoting the Forest of Dean as a destination for leisure and commerce.

Key skills: Gills skills are general to operational management and include marketing, finance, training, customer service, strategy, etc.

Reasons for being a board member: Gill is keen to raise the profile of the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean as a destination, as this will have an impact on generating greater wealth for the area.