UKinbound has announced that Mary Rance, a former CBI Regional Director and charity CEO, will replace Stephen Dowd as Chief Executive.Mary, who takes up the post on 15 September 2008, joins UKinbound with an impressive track record, including the CBI’s London Director, and senior appointments with the General Insurance Standard Council and the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association. Mary’s current role is Chief Executive of Toc H, a charity which she led for two years.
An experienced high level strategist, operational manger and lobbyist in the private and voluntary sectors, Mary originally trained as a lawyer. The UKinbound Board of Directors is confident that these impressive credentials will enable Mary to lead the association and build on the work undertaken by her predecessors.
Philip Green Chairman of UKinbound said:
“The recruitment panel met some very talented candidates and we believe Mary has the qualities we are looking for at this time. She brings with her excellent all round experience in lobbying, networking and membership management. We are sure Mary is the right person to lead the association.”
Mary Rance said:
“I am delighted to be joining UKinbound at this significant and challenging time for inbound tourism. With the growing economic, environmental and regulatory pressures faced by the industry, I will strive to ensure that the agenda and profile of UKinbound remain at the forefront of Government thinking.”