Riley retires from leadership of Caribbean Tourism Organisation

Riley retires from leadership of Caribbean Tourism Organisation

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation is to begin the search for a new secretary general to replace the departing Hugh Riley.

Riley, who was appointed to the top post at the Barbados-headquartered Caribbean Tourism Organisation 2009 after acting for a year, has gone on pre-retirement leave ahead of his departure at the end of June this year.

The organisation’s director of finance, Neil Walters, will act in the position until a successor is appointed.

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The secretary general is the public face and chief spokesperson of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, and provides the organisation with visionary leadership, strong direction and clarity to its policy development.


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The holder of the post is responsible for implementing the vision of the organisation based on the strategic direction set by the council of ministers and commissioners of tourism and the Caribbean Tourism Organisation board of directors.

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation, with headquarters in Barbados, offices in New York and London and representation in Canada, is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency comprising membership of the region’s finest countries and territories including Dutch, English, French and Spanish-speaking, as well as a myriad of private sector allied members.


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