Individual Members

THE-ICE Individual Members

This new category of membership offers the opportunity to individuals who are not representatives of member institutions to become members of THE-ICE, enabling them to engage with and support the organisation and, in return, provides a number of significant benefits:

  • Attend International Panel of Experts (IP0E) Forum at member rate
  • Participate in THE-ICE Research Grant Scheme (alongside member institutions)
  • Participate in THE-ICE webinars
  • Ability to nominate individuals, including yourself (with the support of another member) to serve as a Director on THE-ICE Board
  • Vote at General Meetings
  • Be part of THE-ICE global network

If you wish to apply for Individual Membership of THE-ICE, please download and complete the Individual Member Application Form and submit it to

THE-ICE Individual Members

Dr Paul Whitelaw

Academic Director, The Hotel School Partnership, Southern Cross University, Australia

THE-ICE Chair (2018 – present) & Director (2012 – present)

Associate Professor Scott Richardson

Executive Dean, Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, United Arab Emirates

THE-ICE Director (2018 – present)

Professor Brian King

Professor and Associate Dean (Academic Affairs), School of Hotel & Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

THE-ICE Assessment Panel Chair (2012 – present) & Auditor (2010 – present), and inaugural Chair of THE-ICE (2008 to 2010)

Professor J. S. Perry Hobson

Director of the Academy of Tourism at Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

THE-ICE Director (2011 – present), Managing Director/CEO of THE-ICE (2006 – 2011)

Mr Tim Francis

Team Leader Tourism, Hospitality and Events, Charles Darwin University, Australia

Ms Maria Christina G. Aquino

Chairman, Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP), Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc., Philippines

THE-ICE Company Secretary (2017 – 2020) and Director (2013 – 2020)

Professor Dr Oswin Maurer

Dean, Faculty of Economics and Management, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

THE-ICE Director (2015 – present)

Mr John Daly

THE-ICE Deputy Chair (2018 – present) & Director (2016 – present)