Francis Hobbs

Chairman

About

Francis Hobbs

After a successful career of over 20 years in the army, Francis took early retirement and has followed a portfolio working life since then. This has included a number of entrepreneurial activities and ventures, including start-up companies, setting up the Sandhurst Foundation, working in a university business creation unit and, for the last 12 years, with cutting edge SaaS/Cloud technologies. In 2015 he was elected to Chichester District Council and is currently chair of its Corporate Governance and Audit Committee and a member of the Environment Panel. Having been asked to join the board of Visit Chichester as the Council representative, he was appointed Chairman in 2019 and has since overseen the development and launch of its exciting new marketing brand, The Great Sussex Way™ “from the downs to the dunes”.