The Institute of Hospitality has appointed The Rt Hon. Viscount Thurso as its new president following the departure of latest president Surinder Arora.
Thurso will consider demand of the institute starting 1 January 2023. He has expertise as controlling director of the Savoy Group’s Lancaster 5 Star Lodge in Paris as well as at East Sussex Countrywide Golfing Class and Champneys and Cliveden.
He has served as a non-government member on a amount of public firm boards and is chairman of the family enterprise in Caithness. He was named chair of Go to Scotland in 2016.
Also, he served as a hereditary peer in the Household of Lord till 1999. He then went on to be MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross till 2015 ahead of returning to the Lords in 2016.
CEO Robert Richardson said: “I am thrilled to welcome Lord Thurso FIH MI as our new IoH president. As the Institute ways nearer to realising its eyesight of reaching Chartered Position, I am totally delighted and honoured that Lord Thurso will be part of us as our figurehead. His working experience and commitment to the IoH and the hospitality market, I’m positive, will support us reach our formidable goals in the coming yrs.”
Thurso extra: “As a member of the IoH throughout my professional lifestyle, and as a fellow and earlier Patron, I am honoured and energized to have been requested to become president. Hospitality faces several troubles but the main of what we do – seeking just after folks and serving friends professionally – stays as related currently as it has constantly been. Specialists need to have a potent body to represent them and that is just what the IoH does.”
The Institute of Hospitality is a registered charity which aims to “continue experienced progress and learning” across the hospitality sector.