Board meetings & committees

Our board decides our overall direction, working within a framework agreed with our sponsoring Government department, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). It also monitors our performance against targets agreed with DCMS.

You can find out more about our board, including their biographies, in our team section, as well as information on our senior team.


British Tourist Authority Board (the BTA Board)

The BTA Board meets six times a year, led by Nick de Bois CBE. See more about our team.

VisitEngland Advisory Board

The VE Advisory Board is led by Interim Chair, Fiona Pollard. See more about our team.

As well as Board meetings we have established an Audit and Risk Committee and a Remuneration & People Performance Committee.


Audit committee 

The Audit & Risk Committee (ARC) is a Committee of the BTA Board, created to support the Board in their responsibilities for issues of risk, control and governance and associated assurance by:

  • Reviewing the comprehensiveness of assurances in meeting the BTA Board’s / Accounting Officer’s assurance needs
  • Reviewing the reliability and integrity of these assurances
  • Providing an opinion on how well the Board and Accounting Officer are supported in decision making and in discharging their accountability obligations, particularly in respect of Financial Reporting

The responsibilities of the ARC cover both VisitBritain and VisitEngland.

The members are Carol Hui (BTA Board member), Peter Gowers (BTA Board member), Nick De Bois (Chairman of the British Tourist Authority), Nigel Wilkinson (VisitEngland Advisory Board Member) and Tim Hurdle (Independent External Member).

To read more download the Audit and Risk Committee terms of reference (PDF, 162KB).

Remuneration committee 

The Remuneration & People Performance Committee is a Committee of the BTA Board, created to review and advise in on workforce planning, HR and people development and remuneration and bonuses. The responsibilities of the Remuneration Committee cover VisitBritain/VisitEngland.

The members are Dame Judith Macgregor (BTA Board Member), Karin Sheppard (BTA Board Member) and Fiona Pollard, (VisitEngland Advisory Board Interim Chair).

To read more download the Remuneration and People Performance Committee terms of reference (PDF, 137KB).

Register of Interests

Download the Register of Interests (Excel, 50KB) to view any declarations of interest made by members of the BTA Board and VisitEngland Advisory Board (VEAB).