Visit County Durham recruits four new directors

The Northern Echo: John Holmes, Ivor Stolliday, Sandra Whitefield, Keith Bell and Suzanne Duncan John Holmes, Ivor Stolliday, Sandra Whitefield, Keith Bell and Suzanne Duncan

FOUR new directors have been appointed to the board of a tourism body.

Visit County Durham (VCD) has recruited: John Holmes, head of property at Durham Cathedral; Sandra Whitefield, owner of Low Urpeth Farm bed and breakfast, near Chester-le-Street; Keith Bell, from Crook Hall and Gardens, in Durham; and Suzanne Duncan, principal of East Durham College.

VCD chairman Ivor Stolliday said: “We are delighted to have people of the calibre of John, Sandra, Keith and Suzanne to take on the position of non-executive directors and help drive our agenda forward.

“Together they possess great knowledge of the area and keen eyes for detail which will be a real benefit to VCD.”

Already on the board were: Beamish Museum director Richard Evans, Durham County Council cabinet member Neil Foster and director Ian Thompson, Radisson Blu Hotel manager Neal Holloway and VCD chief executive Melanie Sensicle.

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