A letter from Robert Richardson FIH, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of IoH

>>A letter from Robert Richardson FIH, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of IoH

An introductory letter to our Members from our new CEO Robert Richardson, FIH.

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Hospitality.

I am excited and honoured to be leading our industry’s membership organisation for hospitality professionals. I recognise that whilst the past year has had a significant impact on our industry, and taken its toll in so many ways, the Institute is focused on helping you reset, reopen and rebuild.

I have been a member of our Institute since 2010, and a member of its Supervisory Board since 2018. With the insights gained during this time, I have a strong vision for what the Institute can become over the next decade. I am ready for the opportunities ahead and looking forward to an enhanced industry collaboration and adding more value to our members.

For the first month, I envisage taking time to listen and understand whilst formulating ideas before picking up the momentum as we head into month two. I very much welcome any feedback that you may wish to share at this point via my email. I want to engage with as many of you as possible, as your opinions matter.

My ambitions for the Institute include growing our membership, both here in the UK and abroad, bringing more networking and development opportunities to our members, and ensuring our industry is fully aware of the value that being part of our Institute brings.

On a personal note, since the news of my appointment was released, I have been overwhelmed by the well-wishers and kind words from so many of you which I genuinely did not expect. Holding this position is a privilege and I aim to serve.

Today we move forward to a bright future for our industry and for our Institute. In whatever sector of our diverse industry you find yourself in, we move forward together, and for a brighter future for our Hospitality Family, I say this: “I’m in”.

Robert Richardson FIH
Chief Executive Officer


By | 2021-04-28T14:58:20+01:00 April 29th, 2021|Institute of Hospitality|