Lake District Foundation Welcomes New Trustee

The Lake District Foundation, the local sustainability and conservation charity caring for the Lake District, welcomes a new trustee to the board, Dan Visser, to the board.  

Dan moved to the Lake District in 1999 to further his career in hospitality and for lifestyle reasons. Dan has been an active member of the tourism and hospitality sector in the Lake District and Cumbria over the last two decades.  

Dan joined Langdale Leisure in 2008 as Director of Sales and Marketing, returning the business to profitability and part of the team which delivers sustainable solutions and supports local communities. 

Dan Visser, Director of Sales and Marketing at Langdale Leisure, said “I am delighted to join the board at the Lake District Foundation. I have been working hard to develop and support a sustainable visitor economy here in the Lake District and Cumbria through my position at Langdale and as non-executive director and vice chair of Cumbria Tourism. The opportunity to support the team at the Lake District Foundation care for our special landscape is one I am very much looking forward to”. 

The Lake District Foundation works with businesses, visitors and other donors to support conservation, environmental and cultural heritage projects and programmes of work to help look after the Lake District National Park.  

Gill Houston, Lake District Foundation’s Chair, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dan as a new trustee to the Lake District Foundation. Dan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the tourism and hospitality sector which will strengthen the work the Lake District Foundation is aiming to achieve. We are looking forward to working with Dan to drive our environmental goals forward”

The Lake District Foundation is a registered charity and is governed by a board of volunteer trustees including prominent representatives from the environment, business and tourisms sectors in the Lake District and Cumbria.  

The Lake District Foundation are always keen to hear from individuals interested in joining the board, if you are interested send an email to [email protected] or visit lakedistrictfoundation.org.   

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