I am sorry to tell you that after 4 and a half years as CEO of UKinbound, Deirdre Wells will be stepping down in mid-August to take up a new position in September as CEO of Go To Places, the Destination Management Organisation responsible for Visit Kent and Visit Herts.
I would like to thank Deirdre for all her support over the past few years which have seen significant growth for the Association, and we will be working with her and members of the Board on the search for her successor to ensure a smooth transition to the new CEO.
I am also sorry to tell you that we will be losing Ola Ewedemi, Chief Operating Officer at UKinbound, who will be leaving the Association at the end of June to take a career break and go travelling – something she has always wanted to do. I am sure that you will join me in thanking Ola for her dedication and hard work for the Association over the past 8 years.
Whilst I appreciate that this news represents significant change for the Association, I am confident that UKinbound is in a strong position and will continue to grow under new leadership.