Find out about Our Members

The Master Innholders is a well respected, prestigious force within the hotel industry – an elite corps which is publicly recognised as a standard bearer for the industry.

It aims to influence standards and extend professionalism within the industry; to promote consideration, study, discussion and research in the areas affecting hotel management including management development, training, education and recruitment.

All Members

David Taylor FIH MI

Chief Operating Officer, The Lore Group

David’s career began as a trainee with Hyatt International in Birmingham. He then went on to gain practical experience with both Jarvis and Forte Hotels. In 1999 he joined the opening management team…

Debbie Taylor FIH MI

Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach, Leadership Consultancy

Debbie was previously General Manager at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh, where she became the first woman General Manager in the hotel’s 101 year history. Debbie joined The Old Course Hotel in 2007, to…

Peter Taylor OBE FIH MI

Retired Member, N/A

Peter Taylor owned and developed the very successful Town House Collection in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Started in 1990 with the redevelopment of 5 town houses into the 50 room Channings. The company…

Joanne Taylor-Stagg FIH MI

General Manager, Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

A seasoned professional with over twenty-five years’ experience, Joanne’s hospitality career began at the prestigious Carlton Hotel in South Africa. During the 3 year management programme; she was tra…

Jonathan Thompson FIH MI

General Manager & Director, Hartwell House

Jonathan is Director of Historic House Hotels and General Manager of Hartwell House. Historic House Hotels also own Bodysgallen Hall in North Wales and Middlethorpe Hall in York. Jonathan left Blackpo…

Rt. Hon. The Viscount Thurso PC FIH

Chairman VisitScotland, N/A

John was elected Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross in June 2001 serving until 2015. He was a member of the Treasury Select Committee 2006-15, The Parliamentary Commission o…