UKHospitality has appointed Jackie Marlow as its new chief operating officer, replacing Rupert Culme-Seymour.

She joins UKHospitality from ISBA, the voice of British advertisers, where she has thirty years of experience.

Marlow said: “In under a year, UKHospitality has established itself as the definitive voice for the hospitality sector. This is a great time to be joining this new organisation and I am looking forward to the challenge of leading its commercial arm to ensure it is in an even stronger position to achieve more.

“I am proud to have worked at ISBA and to have lead its growth in membership and commercial revenue. I am now looking forward to meeting with UKHospitality’s diverse and exciting membership and supporting our efforts to promote this brilliant sector.”

UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “I am very pleased to welcome Jackie to the team and look forward immensely to working with her. This is a hugely exciting time for UKHospitality and we are in a very strong position commercially. With Jackie as our new COO I know we will achieve even greater things.”