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Richardson to lead IOH

The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) has announced that Robert Richardson FIH will be its new CEO, from 19 April, 2021.

Richardson succeeds Peter Ducker FIH at the helm of the international professional body for current and aspiring hospitality leaders and managers.

An award-winning hotelier, Richardson is no stranger to the IoH. In his previous role as general manager of the Cave Hotel in Kent and, before that, general manager of The Grand in Folkestone, he supported the institute as an active member of its supervisory board.

September 2020 saw Richardson elevated to the role of IoH Vice Chair. Recognising his invaluable commitment to the aims of the IoH, he received the Institute of Hospitality Judges’ Award in 2018.

As incoming CEO, Richardson is expected to build on the legacy of Peter Ducker. Richardson will be working closely with IoH Chair Kellie Rixon MBE FIH to lead and shape the role of the institute as it seeks to adapt to a post-pandemic world and aspires to chartered status.

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