Gary Verity Quits After Expenses and Behaviour 'Concerns'

Gary Verity

"My health is now my main priority. I ask for time and space to heal.”

Welcome to Yorkshire has announced that Chief Executive Gary Verity has resigned on health grounds with immediate effect.

Although not directly linked to Sir Gary’s resignation, concerns have been raised in relation to his behaviour towards staff and his expenses.

The Board has investigated these and concluded that Sir Gary made errors of judgement regarding his expenses at a very difficult time for him and his family.

Verity has agreed to voluntarily reimburse Welcome to Yorkshire for monies owed.

Gary Verity said: “Over the last ten and a half years I have always tried to set the highest standards of personal performance and leadership. Where this has been achieved, I am grateful and when, on occasions, I have fallen short, I apologise.

"My health is now my main priority. I ask for time and space to heal.”

Ron McMillan, Chair of Welcome to Yorkshire said: “It is very much business as usual for Welcome to Yorkshire".

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