Executive Board

Providing strategic governance and specialist expertise

Executive Board

Cumbria Tourism’s Non-Executive Directors each bring specialist expertise and in-depth industry knowledge. Working alongside our Managing Director, they reflect the diversity and geographical breadth of tourism businesses in Cumbria and volunteer their time to champion the county as a world-class visitor destination. Together, our Executive Board helps provide strategic direction to help keep organisation agile, innovative and commercially-minded.

Gill Haigh

Managing Director

Jim Walker


Dan Visser

Chairman and Digital Marketing Representative - Langdale Estates

Jennifer Cormack

Vice Chair and Brand/Strategic Marketing Representative - Winander Leisure

Rachel Bell

Large Operator Representative - Lake District Estates

Fiona Shaw

Small Operator Representative - Near Howe Cottages

Jamie Allison

Professional Services Representative - Napthens Solicitors

Richard Rankin

Finance Representative - H&H Group

Nick Lancaster

Western Lakes Representative - Lancaster & Lancaster

Mark Holroyd

PR and Communications Representative, Forestry England

Jonathan Brook

Westmorland and Furness Council

Anne Quilter

Cumberland Council

Gavin Capstick

Lake District National Park Representative

Nigel Wilkinson

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (Observer)

Julie Barker

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (Observer)

Lea Garrett Hampson

Observer for the Arts & Culture Sector (Observer)