THE Board of Welcome to Yorkshire has confirmed future meetings will now be held in the public domain to aid transparency.

At the first meeting of the board in 2020 it was also decided that an additional three meetings will be held around the county each year to increase opportunities for more conversations between Welcome to Yorkshire, its members and the wider public.

Peter Box, chairman of Welcome to Yorkshire said: “As I promised when I became chair, it has now been approved that our future Board meetings will take place in public to increase accountability and transparency.

“I also want to make sure we get out and meet both members and the public more often.

“We are planning roadshow-style board meetings in all four corners of the county so that people can air their views and make sure their thoughts and ideas are heard.”

It has also been confirmed that Jas Athwal, DL will be the new deputy chairman of the board.

Jas is a successful entrepreneur and prominent figure in the Asian business community who has worked as a business ambassador, consultant and advisor.

Sarah Tahamtani, a partner and head of the employment practice at Clarion and Paul Grace, former head of customer banking at Yorkshire Bank who has 24 years’ experience in banking and financial services, took up non-executive director roles.