Jowell names Lickiss to take tourism post

Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has appointed Sir Michael Lickiss as chairman of the re-launched tourism body. The body, formed out of the merger between the English Tourism Council and the British Tourist Authority (CIT, January), will be effective from 1 April, when Lickiss takes up the post, taking over from current BTA chairman David Quarmby. Lickiss was appointed as the first chairman of the South West Regional Development Agency in 1998 and, along with professional accountancy, his career has focused on regional development, and education and skills training.

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