New interim chief executive at BISL

11 January 2011 by
New interim chief executive at BISL

Business in Sport & Leisure (BISL) has appointed a new interim chief executive as it looks to redouble its efforts to lobby the Government on behalf of the hospitality, tourism, sport and leisure sectors.

The trade body, which has been without a chief executive since Brigid Simmonds departed to head up the British Beer & Pub Association in September 2009, has recruited former Bass director Dominic Harrison to the role on an interim basis.

Harrison, the former chief executive of Gala Coral Group, will take the reigns from BISL's executive director Andy Sutch.

BISL chairman David Teasdale said Harrison's appointment would help the trade body to represent its members and the industry more effectively, against the backdrop of political and economic change.

At the top of BISL's agenda is opposing more tax and regulation, including new licensing proposals.

Harrison said: "I am well aware of the busy agendas facing the sport, leisure, hospitality, and tourism sectors as the new coalition government settles in and as London 2012 approaches.

"I look forward to doing everything I can and to ensure that BISL continues to grow its membership and remains the ‘go to' organisation for government on sport and leisure issues.

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By Daniel Thomas

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