British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) chief executive Tim Hulme has stepped down after three years in the role.
A statement by the trade body’s trustees said Hulme had decided to 'explore other opportunities'.
It said: 'Tim’s vision and commitment over the years have driven reform of the organisation, making fundamental changes that have both stabilised the business and helped to get it in the solid position it is today.
'His departure will follow the completion of several major projects designed to ensure the awarding body continues to grow, and the membership organisation will continue to add value for individuals and help to raise professional standards. It’s an exciting time for BII and we have ambitious plans for further growth and development.'
Chairman Anthony Pender will work alongside Hulme during a handover period.