UK: Daniella Foster has been appointed as vice chair of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and three new trustees have been announced.
Foster is executive board member and global senior vice president of public affairs, market access and sustainability for Bayer’s consumer health division and joined the board as a trustee in May last year.
She will now work alongside Wolfgang Neumann as vice chair, supporting the Alliance as it works towards implementing its new five-year strategy.
Foster has experience embedding sustainability into business models across the private and public sectors including Hilton and Mars as well as the White House.
Foster said of her appointment: “Given the travel and hospitality industry is the largest employer in the world, it also crosses most industries’ value chains, providing a great opportunity for collaboration across industries to help transition to more sustainable solutions.
“In my new role, I’m looking forward to fostering collaboration, across sectors and pre-competitively, to help accelerate the industry’s move towards Net Positive Hospitality.”
The Alliance has also appointed three new trustees including:
- Denise Naguib, VP, sustainability & supplier diversity – Marriott International;
- Inge Huijbrechts, global senior VP sustainability, security & corporate communications – Radisson Hotel Group;
- Jonathan Worsley, chairman & founder – The Bench
CEO of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Glenn Mandziuk, said: “The Alliance has benefited hugely from having Daniella on the board and as vice chair she will continue to play a considerable role in supporting the team and providing leadership to our members and partners.
“We welcome our new trustees who bring their wealth of experience in the spheres of sustainability and hospitality. The Alliance has a strong, forward-thinking leadership which is vital as we implement our five-year strategy, moving the industry towards Net Positive Hospitality.”
We spoke to Inge Huijbrechts, global senior VP sustainability, security & corporate communications – Radisson Hotel Group in a Q&A here.