Winchester BID is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Richard Sutherland, who will join the team on Monday 20th August.
Richard’s career has been focused on Management, Marketing and Commercial Sales. He spent numerous years at a major out of home advertising contractor, latterly working internationally for the airports division.
Wanting to spend more time with his young family, he left the corporate world, stopped travelling and took on mainly business development and bid consultancy assignments. More recently in 2015, he joined Marketing Birmingham, now the West Midlands Growth Company, with responsibility for the commercial partnership and business expansion support programmes and support across inward investment, tourism and business events activities.
Richard is now returning to Hampshire having lived in the Meon Valley when younger. In his spare time, Richard likes to spend time with his family, he plays chess (badly, so no challenges from any grandmasters!) and enjoys a variety of sports, though largely as a spectator these days!
Richard is now looking forward to immersing himself into Winchester, working together with all those involved with the BID to build on past success, and ensure a prosperous Winchester in the future. He is prepared to roll up his sleeves and work hard to make sure Winchester BID is working for the good of the city itself, which we pass on to future generations and for all those who want to see it continue to thrive.