Destination Staffordshire Board and Latest Minutes
The new chair of the Board, Sarah Montgomery, National Memorial Arboretum
The Partnership is managed by the Destination Staffordshire Board, which consists of one representative from each local authority in Staffordshire including Stoke-on-Trent and the Peak District National Park. Local authorities are responsible for nominating their representatives, usually a senior officer or elected representative with decision making responsibilities. An equal number of representatives from non-local authority organisations, specifically senior private sector individuals from major operating attractions, accommodation and other visitor support sectors. These non-local authority members of the Board are elected. The Board meets twice a year.
Staffordshire County Council provides the Partnership with secretarial, administrative, accountancy and other services and facilities reasonably necessary for carrying on the business. The Board members are currently: -
Private Sector Chair,
Sarah Montgomery, NMA - to take up the position in Jan
Representative of Gardens
Mr Michael Walker, Trentham Leisure Ltd
Representative of Retail Sector
Jonathan Bellamy, Stoke City Centre Partnership
Representative of Small Attractions
Sarah Montgomery, National Memorial Arboretum
Representative of the National Trust
Representative of Large Attractions
Bob Keys, Drayton Manor Theme Park
Representative of the Food and Drink Sector
Chris Lewis, Lewis Partnership
Representative of Large Hotels
Claire Furnell-King, Best Western Stoke-on-Trent Moat House,
Representative of the National Forest Company
Mr Simon Evans
Representative of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
Mr Julian Woolford
Representative of small accommodation providers
Ron Lawrence, Colton House
Representative of Education and Skills Industry
Andrew Greenhough, Stoke College
Representative of University Sector
Paul Williams, Staffordshire University
Representative of Staffordshire County Council/ Vice Chair
Cllr Mark Winnington
Representative of Peak District National Park Auth.
Cllr Frances Beatty
Representative of Cannock Chase D.C.
Cllr Gordon Alcott
Representative of East Staffordshire D.C.
Cllr David Leese
Representative of Lichfield D.C.
Cllr Helen Fisher
Representative of Newcastle B.C.
Cllr John Williams
Representative of South Staffordshire D.C.
Cllr Bob McCardle
Representative of Stafford B.C.
Cllr Mike Smith
Representative of Staffordshire Moorlands D.C.
Cllr Andrew Hart
Representative of Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Cllr Terrance Follows
Representative of Tamworth B.C.
Representative of Staffordshire Waterways Group
Representative of Canal and Rivers Trust
Member of County Council Secretariat (non-vote)
Mr Graeme Whitehead
Mrs Anita Guest (Secretary)