Welcome to Yorkshire boss resigns after expenses probe

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Gary Verity has resigned as CEO of Welcome to Yorkshire following an investigation into his expenses.

The tourism agency released a statement which said:  “The board has investigated (allegations) and concluded that Sir Gary made errors of judgement regarding his expenses at a very difficult time for him and his family.

“Sir Gary has agreed to voluntarily reimburse Welcome to Yorkshire for monies owed.”

Gary Verity garnered acclaim for bringing the Grand Depart of the Tour de France to Yorkshire in 2014. He became CEO of Welcome to Yorkshire in 2008.

The statement said that Verity was resigning on “health grounds” and not “in relation to his behaviour towards staff and his expenses.”

“My health is now my main priority. I ask for time and space to heal,” Verity said.

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