VisitBritain boss quits job

By Becky Paskin

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VisitBritain boss quits job
The Chief Executive of VisitBritain, Tom Wright, has resigned from his position to pursue a ‘new challenge’

The Chief Executive of VisitBritain​, Tom Wright, has announced he is to step down from his role, just months after VisitLondon​ boss James Bidwell quit.

The move has prompted speculation over the Government’s handling of Britain’s tourism strategy, after almost half the organisation’s staff were made redundant due to an 18 per cent cut in funding.

However, Wright attributes his decision to wanting a ‘new challenge’, and will leave to head a major new charity formed by the alliance of Age Concern England and Help the Aged next year.

He said: “It has been a great pleasure and honour to lead VisitBritain through some exciting and challenging times and I believe we have a highly effective and well respected team to lead VisitBritain and VisitEngland towards the major opportunity of 2012 and also to address the current economic downturn.”

Bidwell resigned from his position as Chief Executive of VisitLondon in September after three years with the organisation, to join retail chain Anthropologie.

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