The Institute of Hospitality has announced its appointment of Duvall James as its new head of membership.
James, previously senior relationship manager at the Institute of Directors (IOD) in London, will start his role with the global trade association on 1 June 2021.
He will join the Institute of Hospitality’s executive team and will help the development of the body’s strategies to grow its 12,500-strong membership in the UK and globally.
On his appointment, James said: “I am delighted to be appointed head of membership for the Institute of Hospitality. Working for such a prestigious organisation is exciting.
“This is an organisation that wants to make a real difference to all professionals within the hospitality sector. It is a key position, especially during this period of industry recovery.”
He added: “My aim is to ensure that all members are represented, supported, and connected with each other, to build an even stronger engaging community within the UK, Europe and overseas.
“I am looking forward to collaborating with the team and assisting our members, who are the heartbeat of the Institute.”
Robert Richardson FIH, chief executive of the Institute of Hospitality, said: “Growing our membership of talented hospitality professionals is a core strategy to ensure that the Institute of Hospitality meets the future needs of the industry and delivers on its commitment to its members.”