VisitEngland’s head of Business Events moves to Tourism Australia Europe

VisitEngland’s head of Business Events, Simon Gidman, has left the national tourism board after more than 10 years and has taken up a new role at Tourism Australia.

VisitBritain tells EW‘s sister title CMW that it would be announcing a new head of business events “imminently”.

Gidman has been named as the new business events manager for UK/Europe at Tourism Australia.

Gidman’s departure is the latest in a string of managers to leave the national tourism board in recent months. Chris Foy, head of business events at VisitBritain, left in July and has since joined VisitAberdeenshire.