Stephen Leckie appointed as new VisitScotland Chair

March 16, 2024 by simon

The Minister for Small Business, Innovation, Tourism and Trade, Richard Lochhead MSP, has announced the appointment of Stephen Leckie as the new Chair of VisitScotland.

Stephen is CEO and Executive Chair of Crieff Hydro, Scotland’s oldest registered trading company. He is a long-time advocate for Scotland’s wider tourism industry.

He is currently Chair of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, President of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, a committee member for UK Hospitality and Lord-Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross.

He intends to step down from his roles with the Scottish Tourism Alliance and Scottish Chamber of Commerce in the coming year.

Stephen brings a broad background to VisitScotland. As an operator of hotels, self-catering and attractions across different parts of rural Scotland, he’s well versed in the challenges and opportunities on the ground.

As a longstanding Chair, he’s also familiar with working to maximise the impact of boards and organisations.

Stephen will take over from our outgoing Chair Lord Thurso. The appointment is for three years, from 1 April 2024 until 31 March 2027.

Source: VisitScotland

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