Edward Griffiths is set to quit his post as deputy master of the Royal Household to join the board of foodservice group Westbury Street Holdings (WSH).
Griffiths returns to the commercial sector following 14 years at the Royal Household and will commence his appointment in February next year, when he will work alongside WSH chairman and chief executive Alastair Storey.
Commenting on the move, Griffiths said: "I have been privileged to work in the Royal Household for many wonderful years and I am very proud that it is now recognised as a beacon of high standards within the Hospitality Industry.
"It is with great enthusiasm that I am now making my return to the commercial sector, to share the knowledge and experience I have gained, and join a team which I believe shares those same fine values and aspirations of quality of service, amongst a creative and passionate workforce."
Storey welcomed Griffiths to the board and added: "[Edward's] background and achievements in the hospitality industry are absolutely unique.
"We have collaborated closely with Edward throughout our work on The Gold Service Scholarship and his passion for excellence and for developing team members is in perfect harmony with our own beliefs.
"Edward will bring practical and strategic guidance to our business and the WSH team. I am very much looking forward to working with him in the years ahead."
WSH is the parent company for catering and hospitality businesses BaxterStorey, Benugo, Searcys, Holroyd Howe, Caterlink and Portico. Last week the group picked up four awards at the 2014 Foodservice Cateys.