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 Brockett FIH MI

Retired Member, N/A

David was raised in his family’s hotel in Torquay and spent forty eight years gaining experience in many aspects of the industry. After three years at the Acton Hotel School, he served as a Flying Off…

James Brown FISMA FIH MI

Retired Member, N/A

Previously General Manager of the Royal Garden, Athenaeum, Compleat Angler and Westbury Hotels, James was until recently Chief Executive of the Academy of Food and Wine Service. His hotel career began…

Beppo Buchanan-Smith FIH MI

Hospitality Consultant, N/A

Beppo entered the family business in 1992, which had been created by his parents in 20 years earlier initially for a 6 month period but he became hooked on the hotel industry. In 1999 Beppo he formed…

Patrick Burke FIH MI

Owner & Managing Director, The Atlantic Hotel

Patrick gained an Honours Degree at the University of Surrey. This was followed by five years management experience at the Carlton Tower Knightsbridge and the Intercontinental Hyde Park Corner. He wen…

Stephen Carter OBE FIH MI

Non Executive Director, Various Companies

After graduating from the University of Surrey, he began his career working in various locations throughout Scotland. He opened the first Holiday Inn in Scotland and remained with Holiday Inns Incorpo…

Mark Chambers FIH MI

Managing Director, Eden Hotel Collection

Mark Chambers is the Group Managing Director for Eden Hotel Collection – a privately owned group of eight luxury hotels, restaurants & spa situated across five counties. Since joining the company in…