Meet the Visit Kent Team

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    Wendy Van Halderen-Moss

    Brand Manager Themes

    Bringing an eclectic skill set, with experience in tourism & wholesale and retail travel, commercial and intellectual property law, creative industries, and attractions marketing - as Brand Manager (Themes) Wendy leads campaign delivery for the vineyard, cruise and golf partnerships.

    Email: wendy.vanhalderenmoss@visitkent.co.uk Phone: 01227 812904

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    Vibeke Oliver

    Project Manager

    Vibeke joined Go To Places in 2017 and brings a strong background in the travel industry in both marketing and product management. She is responsible for managing the DEF Culture Coasting project US Connections project and supporting other functions in the organisation.

    Email: vibeke.oliver@gotoplaces.co.uk Phone:

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    Steve Law

    Project Manager

    Steve joined Go To Places at the start of 2018 as Project Manager to work on our Discover England Fund Gourmet Garden Trails project. Bringing with him a wealth of experience in the tourism industry, Steve also supports other areas in the business when needed.

    Email: steve.law@gotoplaces.co.uk Phone:

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    Sophie Hewitt

    Digital Marketing Executive

    Sophie is responsible for the Go To Places digital marketing activity. Working with the marketing team and Head of Creative Digital and Marketing, Sophie leads on the creative content and across all of GTP’s consumer digital channels to grow audiences, reach and engagement.

    Email: Sophie.Hewitt@visitkent.co.uk Phone: 01227 812908

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    Simon Pascoe

    Head of Project Management

    Simon Pascoe oversees our external funding agenda. Presently, Visit Kent is funded through INTERREG, the EU cross border programme, for the PROFIT and GoTrade projects. In addition, UK Government and Visit England’s Discover England Fund is funding important projects like Gourmet Garden Trails and Culture Coasting. Simon has over 25 years’ experience of working in local government in Brussels and the UK and is playing a key role in building new networks and partnerships to secure new funding opportunities.

    Email: simon.pascoe@visitkent.co.uk Phone:

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    Ruby Berkeley-Cornner

    Research and Development Project Coordinator

    In her role as research and development project coordinator, Ruby provides support to the Head of Research with various initiatives such as the Visit Kent Business Barometer, research trends and projects, as well as general research enquiries. Ruby is also contributing to the European funding programmes that Visit Kent are involved in.

    Email: ruby.berkeley-cornner@visitkent.co.uk Phone: 01227 812916

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    Raluca Brebeanu

    Head of Research

    In her role, Raluca directs and delivers the research programme for Visit Kent, establishing a solid foundation for destination management, from economic impact studies, perception research and industry insights. Raluca also manages research commercial contracts and supports the delivery of national and European funding projects.

    Email: raluca.brebeanu@visitkent.co.uk Phone: 01227 812917

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    Pinar Karaoglan

    Business Development Executive

    Pinar provides support to the Destinations Team, leading on the delivery of B2B communications, website management, in addition to supporting various projects. Pinar also supports the Alanna with travel trade activity across all destinations.

    Email: pinar.karaoglan@visitkent.co.uk Phone:

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    Louisa Mungall

    Destination Manager

    In her role as Destination Manager, Louisa builds new relationships with tourism businesses in Kent and ensures current investors make the most of their partnership with Visit Kent. She is also responsible for industry training and skills programmes, including the Tourism, Hospitality and Travel Guild.

    Email: Louisa.Mungall@visitkent.co.uk Phone: 01227 812906

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    Lana Crouch

    Brand Manager Destinations

    Lana is responsible for leading on all aspects of key consumer campaign and marketing delivery. She also supports across website and social media content and is 'Go To Places’ primary press and media contact.

    Email: lana.crouch@visitkent.co.uk Phone: 01227 812914

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    Katie Berry

    Management Accountant

    Katie is responsible for the day to day operation of the Finance function, preparing Management Accounts, funding claims and other financial reporting and providing support for the Finance Director and senior team.

    Email: katie.berry@visitkent.co.uk Phone: 01227 812900

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    Josh Carter

    Project Marketing Executive

    Josh joined Visit Kent in December 2017 as a project executive, primarily working on the Discover England Fund Gourmet Gardens Trail project. Josh also supports other departments such as marketing when needed.

    Email: josh.carter@visitkent.co.uk Phone:

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    Jim Dawson

    Head of Creative Digital and Marketing

    Jim joined Visit Kent in 2016, he has worked within digital marketing for many years across a broad range of sectors. Jim leads the Creative Digital and Marketing team in the delivery of Visit Kent's campaigns, content and digital strategy. His extensive experience is put to use across a range of platforms and projects.

    Email: jim.dawson@visitkent.co.uk Phone: 01227 812911

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    James Benjafield

    PA to the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive

    James is Personal Assistant to Deirdre Wells OBE, Chief Executive, and David Curtis-Brignell, Deputy Chief Executive. Working alongside the Office and HR Manager James also provides secretarial support to the wider Senior Leadership Team.

    Email: James.benjafield@visitkent.co.uk Phone: 01227 812903

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    Jackie Westlake OBE

    Chief Operating Officer

    Jackie is the Operations Director at Visit Kent. She is responsible for business planning, contracts/compliance and reporting, governance, board matters, stakeholder and public sector, including funding and bidding, and destination management planning.

    Email: jackie.westlake@visitkent.co.uk Phone: 01227 812900

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    Hollie Coffey

    Destination and Marketing Partnerships Director

    Our Investor Partners are at the heart of what we do at Visit Kent. Hollie leads the destination team who look after our partners, ensuring that we’re in tune with their needs and are engaging them in our activities. She also oversees the development of new relationships across our destinations, with other destinations and strategic partners.

    Email: hollie.coffey@visitkent.co.uk Phone: 01227 812900

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    Gaëlle Degrange

    Brand Manager Themes

    Gaëlle joined Visit Kent in 2016 as Project Manager, she has over 20 years of marketing experience across a broad range of industries. Gaëlle is responsible for managing several products involving other Destination Management Organisations across the UK. Current brands for Kent and Herts include the 2FOR1 offers, the Go To Places Tourism Awards, the Big Weekend and the licenced Essex Big Weekend.

    Email: Gaelle.Degrange@gotoplaces.co.uk Phone: 01227 812900

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    Deirdre Wells

    Chief Executive

    Deirdre Wells OBE was appointed as CEO of Go To Places, Visit Kent and Visit Herts in September 2018. Prior to this appointment, Deirdre was Chief Executive of UKinbound, representing nearly 400 UK inbound tourism businesses.

    Email: deirdre.wells@visitkent.co.uk Phone: 01227 812900

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    David Curtis-Brignell

    Deputy Chief Executive

    As Deputy CEO David supports Deirdre and leads the Destination Partnership and Marketing teams through Hollie and Jim. Our Investor Partners are at the heart of what we do and both teams work closely with stakeholders to ensure we reflect their needs to create effective marketing and communications programmes.

    Email: david.curtis-brignell@visitkent.co.uk Phone: 07710 052628

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    Danielle Gawler

    Business Development Executive

    Danielle assists the destinations team in building new relationships with tourism businesses in Kent and helps to improve relationships with current investors to ensure they get the most out of their partnership with Visit Kent.

    Email: danielle.gawler@visitkent.co.uk Phone:

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    Charley Sales

    Campaigns Marketing Executive

    Charley provides support to the Digital Campaigns Manager with social media, website content, analytics, website management and supporting the delivery of various marketing campaigns.

    Email: charley.sales@visitkent.co.uk Phone: 01227 812900

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    Caitlin Minter

    Project and Marketing Executive 

    Caitlin supports the marketing team with content, website management, campaign and project deliverables. She also manages partner correspondence and communications as well as provide updates and statistics for various reports.

    Email: Caitlin.Minter@visitkent.co.uk Phone:

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    Alison Hughes

    Office and HR Manager

    Alison manages the office and the HR function of the organisation.

    Email: alison.hughes@visitkent.co.uk Phone: 01227 812902

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    Alanna Kite

    Destination Manager - Partnerships and Travel Trade

    Alanna oversees and manages the Go To Places travel trade strategy, to ensure growth and exposure of Kent to the global travel trade industry. She also delivers the management of the Go To Places B2B newsletter strategy to ensure clear and effective communications to our membership, alongside working closely with several of Kent’s key investor partners to ensure the partnership delivers activity and strong relationships.

    Email: alanna.kite@visitkent.co.uk Phone: 01227 812912