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

Pro Vice Chancellor for Engagement, Sunway University, Malaysia

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

Mr Bharat Desai

Head of School – Tourism Hospitality and Service Industries (VET) – (THSI), Charles Darwin University, Australia

Mr Tim Francis

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