Tamara Ingram, chair of Visit London, has decided to step down from the position after her second term ends this month. Tamara joined the London Tourist Board in 2002 and was instrumental in overseeing the transition to Visit London in 2003. Ingram said: “I’ve had two fantastic terms as Visit London chair which I can honestly say have been the most enjoyable years I’ve spent in an official role. I’m immensely proud of Visit London’s achievements in a short space of time as well as the dedication and talent of the team.” James Bidwell, the organisation’s chief executive, said: “Tamara has done an outstanding job in helping to guide Visit London over the last five years. She’s taken the organisation through a major relaunch in 2003 as well as dealing with the impact of the bombs in July 2005 when our tourism industry faced tough times. Visit London has flourished under her Chairmanship into a multi-award winning company that sets the industry standard for destination marketing.” The recruitment of Ingram’s replacement will be led by a combination of the Visit London board and the Mayor’s Office who authorise the majority of the organisation’s public funding through the London Development Agency.