Titanic Belfast appoints CEO ahead of 2012 completion date

Belfast’s iconic visitor attraction, Titanic Belfast, has appointed its Chief Executive, Tim Husbands, ahead of its completion in March 2012.
 
In his role of CEO, Husbands will be responsible for the overall operations of the attraction including banqueting and conferencing facilities, hospitality and ancillary services.
 
Northern Ireland’s largest ever tourism project is expected to attract around 400,000 visitors per year and consists of 13,006sqm of interactive galleries and a 750-seat banqueting suite, education and community facilities, catering and retail space and a basement car park.
 
Overlooking the site where the famous liner was built ‘Titanic Belfast’, the attraction will be the cornerstone of the Titanic Quarter development.
 
Prior to accepting this new position, Husbands spent 15 years as MD of the Belfast Waterfront Hall and five years ago he assumed responsibility for the operation of the Belfast event space, Ulster Hall.
 
“Titanic Belfast will be a major driver of tourism, providing a focal point for Belfast’s Titanic-heritage and Tim’s understanding of these sectors will be invaluable,” said Deputy Chairman of Titanic Belfast, Conal Harvey.
 
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.  
 
Titanic Belfast is funded by the Northern Ireland Executive, Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Belfast City Council, Belfast Harbour and Titanic Quarter.
 
Caption: Conal Harvey, Deputy Chairman of Titanic Belfast (left), welcomes Tim Husbands, the new Titanic Belfast CEO, on board.
 
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