Following the retirement of Mike Graham at the end of 2020, Ian Gray and Lawrence Huggler have been appointed to the Board of Visit Jersey.
The appointments follow a recruitment process that attracted over 60 applications.
Ian Gray, a Chartered Accountant, joined Seymour Hotels as Finance Director in 2009 prior to which he held senior positions in the finance and retail sectors in Jersey.
Lawrence Huggler has a successful business track record, from launching startups such as Feelunique which is now Europe's leading online beauty retailer, to drinks brand Lanique. Lawrence is also Managing Director of Huggler Group which owns and operates hotels in Jersey and the UK.
Kevin Keen, Chairman of Visit Jersey said, " We are very grateful for the service of Mike Graham who joined the Board in 2014, having been part of the Shadow Board which brought Visit Jersey into being. We were really pleased by the response to the recruitment process from many high calibre candidates. At such an important time for Jersey's visitor economy, we are delighted that Ian and Lawrence have agreed to join the Board, bringing a range of expertise that will complement the Board and help drive Visit Jersey's vision and future strategy along with a real passion for Jersey and its tourism industry."
The Board of Visit Jersey now consists of :-
Kevin Keen, Chairman - appointed to the board in 2015.
Amanda Burns, Chief Executive - appointed 2020.
Amanda Wilmott, Senior Independent Director - appointed 2017.
Tim Crowley, Chair of Audit Committee - appointed 2014.
Catherine Leech - appointed 2015.
Patrick Burke - appointed 2018.
Ian Gray - appointed 2021.
Lawrence Huggler - appointed 2021.