TIAO president and CEO Christopher Bloore to step down

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) president and CEO Christopher Bloore to step down from his role on December 31 as he returns permanently to the United Kingdom.

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Bloore leaves the association after nearly three years, having led the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic and the beginning of the recovery period. 

Bloore’s previous roles within the company were vice president, policy and government affairs, director, policy and government affairs and director, communications and media relations. Before that, he worked for the House of Commons, Worcestershire County Council, Bromsgrove District Council, and The Labour Party. 

Chris’s efforts strengthened TIAO’s presence with both government and media to show the value of tourism to the visitor economy and the need to rebuild right coming out of the pandemic. Under his leadership, he and the team have forged relationships with a number of ministries to support the industry in creating programs to tackle labour challenges, building capacity at the operator level and developing new visitor experiences. Membership in TIAO quadrupled under his leadership. He ensured Ontario was at the table on all national issues representing TIAO on the Provincial & Territorial Tourism Industry Associations.

The Board of Directors and our leadership team are working with the executive recruitment firm, Boyden, to engage a new President & CEO for TIAO,” says a statement from TIAO. 

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