Our team

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. The VisitEngland Advisory Board advises on the development and implementation of an 'England Action Plan.' Our directors each lead a division and report in to the CEO.

Our board meets six times a year. The minutes from recent board meetings are available in our transparency section.

We have around 250 staff working across our network. Our team is drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds from all over the world and offers exceptional breadth of experience. Find out more about our senior team below or search for people by name or function in our contact finder.

BTA Board

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Dame Judith Macgregor DCMG LVO

Interim BTA Chair

Dame Judith joined the British Tourist Authority Board in December 2017 and was reappointed after a first term in December 2020.

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Ian Edwards

Wales Representative

BTA Board member Robin Frewer

Robin Frewer

Board member

BTA Board member Peter Gowers

Peter Gowers

Board member

BTA Board member Carol Hui

Carol Hui

Board member

BTA Board member Karin Sheppard

Karin Sheppard

Board member

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Mark Taylor


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Lord John Thurso

Chair of VisitScotland

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Duncan Parish

DCMS (Observer)

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Nick de Bois

Chair of the VisitEngland Advisory Board

Patricia Corbett BTA Board member

Patricia Corbett


VisitEngland Advisory Board

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Nick de Bois CBE

Chairman of the VisitEngland Advisory Board

Nick de Bois CBE was appointed as Chairman of the VisitEngland Advisory Board for three years from 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2023.

VisitEngland Advisory Board member Sarah Fowler

Sarah Fowler

Board Member

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Allan Lambert

Board Member

Fiona Pollard

Fiona Pollard

Board member

VisitEngland Advisory Board member Nadine Thomson

Nadine Thomson

Board Member

VisitEngland Advisory Board member Dr Andy Wood

Dr Andy Wood OBE DL

Board Member

Nigel Wilkinson, VEAB Board Member

Nigel Wilkinson

Board Member

Our Senior Team

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Patricia Yates

Chief Executive

Patricia joined VisitBritain/VisitEngland in 2005. Prior to becoming CEO in 2022 she was Director of our Strategy & Communications division. 

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Robin Johnson

Marketing Director

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Gavin Landry

Director Americas

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Clare Mullin

Transformation Director

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Andrew Stokes

England Director

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Tricia Warwick

Director APMEA, China and North East Asia

Gary Robson, Europe Director

Gary Robson

Director Europe

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Debra Lang

Professional Services Director

Serena Jacobs

Finance Director

Shivah Jahangir-Tafreshi

Strategy and Communications Director