The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Tuesday said it has started a search for a new secretary general after the holder of the office, Hugh Riley, retires at the end of June.
CTO said that Riley, who was appointed in August 2009, has gone on pre-retirement leave and the director of finance, Neil Walters, will act in the position until a successor is appointed.
“The secretary general is the public face and chief spokesperson of the CTO, and provides the organisation with visionary leadership, strong direction and clarity to its policy development.
“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 CTO board of directors,” the CTO said in a statement.
The CTO is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency with membership from the Dutch, English, French and Spanish-speaking Caribbean, as well as a myriad of private sector allied members.
“The CTO’s vision is to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year-round, warm weather destination, and its purpose is Leading Sustainable Tourism – One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean,” the CTO added.