Four new appointments have been made to bolster the oversight board of Coventry and Warwickshire’s newest destination management organisation (DMO).
Destination Coventry has expanded its oversight board, which is comprised of public and private partners, bringing it to 10 members.
Richard Harrison, managing director of No Ordinary Hospitality Management (NOHM), Emma Harrabin, manager of Fargo Village, Dal Dhillon, managing director of Dhillon’s Brewery and Laura Capraro, product development and distribution manager for VisitEngland have been named as the four new additions to the board.
The four appointments join the existing six who have sat on the board since its formation in 2021.
Paul Michael, chairman of the Destination Coventry oversight board, said: “We’re very proud of the oversight board we have assembled, and we feel it offers fantastic representation across the region’s tourism, leisure and hospitality sector.
“Private and public partners working together to drive a successful and sustainable development of tourism in Coventry and Warwickshire is at the heart of what Destination Coventry does.”
Existing members include Laura McMillan from Coventry City of Culture Trust, Trish Willets from Coventry Business Improvement District (BID), Chris Hartley of Hartley Events, David Nuttall from Coventry City Council and Louise Bennett from Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.
Destination Coventry is a collaboration between Coventry City Council and Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce – with an emphasis on ensuring both public and private sector voices are central to shaping its activities.
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