Current positions: Board member of Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tourism (Director) and member of the PR/Marketing sub-group
I have been a member of the board since 2014 and a member of Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tourism for about 10 years running a self-catering business in Chaxhill; outside the area I own a self-catering business in France. I am a former press photographer; today I run an international communications agency with offices in London, USA and China. Some of my experience is with entertainment, tourism and leisure clients, including Visit Bristol, plus five star and boutique hotels in the UK and Europe. I coordinated the campaign to launch Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tourism’s TV and Movie Trail with surfing Stormtroopers and Darth Vader hijacking the SARA Lifeboat.
Key skills: Management, business development, PR, marketing, working with the media.
Reasons for being a member of the board: I feel I can make a contribution to Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tourism given my professional experience. Since becoming a board member I have also acted as spokesperson on TV, radio and newspapers on tourism matters.