Destination Milton Keynes announces new Chief Executive

Posted 22nd October 2019

Destination Milton Keynes (DMK), the official tourism and information service for the city, has announced the appointment of Ian Stuart as its new Chief Executive.

As a long-term resident of Milton Keynes, Ian is a huge advocate of the city having held a number of key roles within the business and leisure community including Managing Director of Milton Keynes Herald newspaper, General Manager at Willen Lake; and for the past 17 years the position of Managing Director at Heart FM, Milton Keynes.

John Cove, Chair of Destination Milton Keynes said, “We are delighted that Ian is joining us to lead the organisation through the next stage of its development. The visitor economy sector is a critical part of Milton Keynes and Ian will be key to ensuring that we make Milton Keynes a destination of choice.”

Ian Stuart, commented, “I’m keen to revitalise the role of DMK and ensure the city’s visitor numbers are maximised over the coming years, and will be looking to strengthen existing relationships, develop new partnerships and create exciting marketing strategies.”

DMK’s core vision is to promote the credentials of Milton Keynes as a tourism destination. For the city to be seen as the destination of choice for leisure and business, and to ensure the city expands and improves its visitor economy offer.

Ian is keen to talk with anyone who feels that they can contribute to the organisation’s aims or would like to become a member of Destination Milton Keynes.  You can contact him direct at

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