The Board


The company was set-up in May 2020 and formally brings together the Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership and Visit South West Scotland to be the new region-wide, industry led organisation for tourism and hospitality marketing and destination development. 

 

The SSDA board currently comprises:

David Ibbotson

Chair of SSDA 
Knockinaam Lodge, Dumfries & Galloway

Douglas McMillan

Director of SSDA 
McMillan Hotels Dumfries & Galloway

Melanie Allen

Director of SSDA 
Nithbank, Dumfries & Galloway

John Henderson

Director of SSDA 
Born in the Borders, Scottish Borders

Will Haegelend

Director of SSDA
Cringletie, Scottish Borders

Vicki Steel

Director of SSDA 
Aikwood Tower, Scottish Borders

Patrica Picken

Director of SSDA
Solway View Holidays, Dumfries & Galloway

Remko Plooij

Remko Plooij

Director of SSDA
Dalkeith Country Park at Buccleuch

Isabel Rhodes

Isabel Rhodes

Director of SSDA
Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway

Chris Walker

Chris Walker

Director of SSDA 
The Selkirk Arms, Dumfries & Galloway