Philippe Rossiter FIH, chief executive of the Institute of Hospitality, has announced his intention to stand down from his role of 10 years and retire from full-time employment at the end of the year.
The announcement was made in front of the 400 attendees at the Institute of Hospitality’s popular Annual Lunch on 29 May.
Commenting on his decision, regular Hotel Owner columnist Philippe said: “The past 10 years with the Institute have been immensely rewarding, and I have had the pleasure of working with some wonderful people. The Institute has come through some major changes in this period and the benefits of these are now being demonstrated in a number of areas. The industry’s professional body is going from strength to strength and it is now appropriate to pass on the baton to someone new who will guide it through the next chapter in its history.”
President of the Institute, Sir David Michels FIH remarked: “We have been very lucky to have Philippe as our chief executive over this period of unprecedented change. His leadership, vision, commitment, and his integrity have helped to lead the Institute through turbulent times and leave us in a much stronger position.”
Finding a successor has been tasked to the Institute’s Executive Council, alongside Profile Management and Specialist Recruitment Ltd and Xpress Recruitment.