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 meets six times a year, led by Chairman Steve Ridgway CBE. See more about our team.

VisitEngland Advisory Board

The VE Advisory Board is led by Denis Wormwell. See more about our team.

As well as the board meetings we have established an Audit Committee and a Remuneration Committee.


Audit committee 

The Audit Committee is a Committee of the 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 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 taking and in discharging their accountability obligations (particularly in respect of Financial Reporting)

The responsibilities of the Audit Committee cover VisitBritain/VisitEngland.

The members are John Lindquist (Chairman); Denis Wormwell (BTA Board Member and VisitEngland Advisory Board Chair); Nigel Halkes (VisitEngland Board Member) and Hugh Green (External Member). To read more download the audit committee terms of reference (PDF, 107KB).

Remuneration committee 

The Remuneration & People Performance Committee is a Committee of the BTA Board, created to assist and advise in assessing staff remuneration and bonus. The members are Dame Judith Macgregor (Chair), Steve Ridgway (BTA Board Chair), and Denis Wormwell (VisitEngland Advisory Board Chair). To read more download the remuneration committee terms of reference (PDF, 94KB).

The responsibilities of the Remuneration Committee cover VisitBritain/VisitEngland.