IoH names Richardson as new CEO

The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) has announced that Robert Richardson FIH is its new chief executive, effective from 19th April. He 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 IoH. In his previous role as general manager of the Cave Hotel in Kent, he supported the Institute as an active member of its supervisory board. In September 2020 he was elevated to the role of IoH vice-chairman. For his invaluable commitment to the aims of the IoH, he received the Institute of Hospitality Judges’ Award in 2018.

Richardson FIH said: “As hospitality returns to the forefront of our economy and our daily lives after a year of unprecedented disruption and challenge, there has never been a more important time for our industry to cultivate strong leadership and management skills. We also need to attract and inspire future generations of talent, and I believe the IoH is perfectly placed to help support this.

“It is a huge honour to step up and lead our institute moving forward into a brave new post-lockdown world.”