Jackson was instrumental in establishing the Guild in its formative years and was behind early achievements such as the launch of the careers web portal, the work with the pub perceptions group, and the launch of the Young Hall of Fame.
Perhaps most notable was her development of Hospitality House– a training and meeting hub for the industry which will be launched next month.
“Suzy’s entrepreneurial skills, leadership and passionate commitment to the hospitality industry have helped drive the Guild forward significantly during the last two years,” said David Fairhurst, chair of People 1st, one of the Guild’s founding partners.
The day to day management of the Guild will come under the remit of Sophie Roberts-Brown, the Guild’s operations director, who joined from the Academy of Food and Wine Service in 2012.
With the completion of major projects such as Hospitality House, the organisation’s focus will begin to shift towards operational delivery.