Worldwide: Glenn Mandziuk has been appointed CEO of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, bringing over 25 years of leadership experience to the role.
Mandziuk most recently served as president and CEO of Canada’s Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA). During his tenure, the organisation receive the Responsible Tourism Institute’s Bisphere Gold Certificate, in addition to the UNWTO Quest Certification.
Currently director on the Board of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and the Responsible Tourism Institute, Mandziuk has supported sustainable destination management in nearly 20 countries covering six continents.
Speaking of his appointment, Mandziuk said: “As a passionate believer that tourism can be an agent of positive change, I am extremely honoured and enthused to be joining the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance team. I am very excited to bring the organisation’s vision to life and build on their strong momentum. I admire all those involved over the years for having the foresight to establish such a pivotal organisation that is crucially positioned to inspire the industry as it reimagines itself post-pandemic.”
Wolfgang Neumann, chair of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, said: “While the external environment remains challenging for the industry, the opportunities and urgency of the need to take significant and rapid steps to advance sustainable development globally have never been higher. The Alliance, and our work, has generated enormous momentum across the social and environmental agendas in recent years, and we are highly confident that Glenn is the executive to lead our organisation into its next phase of growth and influence.”
Mandziuk succeeds Madhu Rajesh, who left the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance as CEO in September 2021. Patrick O’Meara has continued as interim CEO and will manage Mandziuk’s transition and arrival in April this year.