Jim Walker has today, Monday 3 July 2017, started work as temporary Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism.
Jim is well known throughout Cumbria; he was formerly CEO of Lake District Estates for 13 years and was also previously Head of Tourism Services at South Lakeland District Council.
He is currently Director and Chair of Rydal Hall in Ambleside, and Chair of Eden Tourism Network.
He says, “I am passionate about the future of Cumbria Tourism and believe it is ideally placed to support the visitor economy in the county. I’m looking forward to working in this temporary role to help guide the organisation over the next few months, ensuring that CT continues to respond to the needs of the industry and seizes any opportunities to lead Cumbria’s tourism sector into an even stronger position.”
Jim will serve for a three month period whilst Cumbria Tourism confirms the appointment of a full-time permanent MD. Jim and his family live in Appleby in the Eden Valley and will operate from Cumbria Tourism’s offices in Staveley, near Kendal.