Peter Ducker will be departing his role as chief executive of the Institute of Hospitality after eight years.
He will remain in his post until early April, after which he will move into a consultancy role until June to support the next chief executive, who has not yet been announced. The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) is a professional body for managers and aspiring managers working and studying in hospitality, leisure and tourism.
Kellie Rixon, chair of the Institute supervisory board, said: "Under Peter's leadership the IoH has built a strong reputation for providing its members with fantastic opportunities for lifelong learning. He leaves us in the summer with our thanks and gratitude for being instrumental in creating a strong platform from which the IoH can continue to grow and support its membership. Peter will remain in post until early April when he will move into his consultancy role. The institute has retained Peter's expertise to help us deliver our commitment to chartered status and support the new chief executive until June 2021."
Ducker added: "It has been an honour to lead the institute through a period of regeneration, during which we have restored the organisation's finances, built its membership and developed new initiatives that greatly increase its value to the hospitality industry. I am particularly proud of the mentoring scheme, our embracing of technology to revolutionise the way we deliver much of our professional development and the competitions that we run."