Chief Executive of ‘Titanic Belfast’ Appointed
Belfast’s most iconic visitor attraction moves closer to completion with the appointment of Chief Executive, Tim Husbands.
In his role of Chief Executive Tim will be responsible for the overall operations of the visitor attraction, including banqueting and conferencing facilities, hospitality and ancillary services.
‘Titanic Belfast’, Northern Ireland’s largest ever tourism project is expected to attract around 400,000 visitors per year. Overlooking the site where the famous liner was built ‘Titanic Belfast’ is a landmark attraction occupying 140,000 sq ft over seven floors and will be the cornerstone of the wider Titanic Quarter development.
Prior to accepting this new position, Tim spent 15 years as Managing Director of the Belfast Waterfront Hall. Five years ago he assumed responsibility for the operation of the Ulster Hall and two years ago for the delivery of all of the major events in Belfast, including the Tall Ships Festival in 2009.
Tim gained extensive senior management experience in England at various conferencing and cultural centres, and leisure facilities in Torquay, Doncaster and Folkestone in the 1980s and early 90s.
Welcoming the appointment, Conal Harvey, Deputy Chairman of Titanic Belfast Ltd, said:
“We are delighted to appoint Tim Husbands as Chief Executive of ‘Titanic Belfast’. He brings a wealth of experience to the project from his previous positions in Belfast and across the rest of the UK. ‘Titanic Belfast’ will be a major driver of tourism, providing a focal point for Belfast’s unrivalled Titanic-heritage and Tim’s extensive understanding of these sectors will be invaluable ”
Tim Husbands said:
“I feel very privileged and am looking forward to getting started. Titanic Belfast will be a must-see, iconic visitor attraction. It will celebrate the construction of the world’s most famous ship and Belfast’s wider industrial and maritime heritage and I am excited about being able to inspire future generations of ‘Titanic Thinkers’.”
Building work is on schedule for completion by March 2012, in time to mark the centenary of RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage a month later.