West London Business member Rudi Page has been appointed Director of International Diaspora Relations for Countrystyle Community Tourism Network/Villages as Businesses (CCTN/VAB). Rudi is an award-winning management consultant specialising in policy implementation for International Trade Support, Healthcare Management Systems, Workforce Development (Equalities) and Corporate Social Impact.
Based in London, Page has recently developed the Caribbean Diaspora Delivery System (CDDS), a facilitated framework for the digital transformation of the traditional Diaspora leadership, management and involvement model by providing strategic leadership in communication, governance, structure and implementation.
Welcoming his appointment Founder and President of CCTN/VAB, Diana McIntyre-Pike said:
“CCTN/VAB has always wanted to have an active representative from the Diaspora on our management team and we are delighted to have Rudi Page to manage this area and assist us, on a voluntary basis, to further develop and promote our Community Tourism network. He has informed that one of his first duties is to develop a Diaspora Engagement Plan for 2017.
Lou D’Amore, Founder & President, International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) added:
“Rudi’s experience and expertise will certainly prove to be a great asset in promoting Community Tourism to Jamaica and the Caribbean.”
Rudi Page said of his appointment:
“I am pleased to become a team member and look forward to building relationships across all sectors throughout The Diaspora and beyond. The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, with the theme ‘travel, enjoy, respect,’ provides Jamaica and the region with great opportunities for achieving inclusive growth.”
He anticipates building on existing relationships between the UK/USA/Canada Diaspora and the Caribbean Region, in an effort to create sustainable development and to help increase Jamaica’s economic development in accordance with the Economic Growth Council, and Vision 2030’s National Development Plan, which is a ‘roadmap’ for making “Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business”.
For more information on CCTN/VAB study tours, programmes and membership, please visit www.Accesscommunitytourism.com .