Kate Nicholls, CEO of UKHospitality, has been unveiled as the first keynote speaker for this year’s Ceda Conference.
She will take to the stage during the conference’s Business Day programme on Friday 5th April, which is noted for its top class speakers on both industry specific topics and general business issues.
Mrs Nicholls was appointed CEO of UKHospitality, the powerful voice representing the broad hospitality sector, in April 2018, having previously worked as CEO and Strategic Affairs Director of the ALMR.
In April 2018, she was also appointed chair of the Mayor of London’s Night Time Commission to provide the Mayor with independent advice on London at night.
After gaining a degree in English and a post-graduate diploma in competition law, she worked as a researcher in the House of Commons and European Parliament before joining Whitbread as government relations manager, starting her career in hospitality in 1993.
Adam Mason, director general of Ceda, said her booking has set the bar for the rest of the conference line-up.
“In a very short period of time Kate has driven UK Hospitality to become the leading, authoritative, industry body representing the wider hospitality industry. She is an incredibly impressive person who I have a huge amount of professional admiration for and I am delighted that attendees to our conference will have the opportunity to meet and listen to her thoughts and views.”