Sustainable Hospitality Alliance names Daniella Foster vice chair

Daniella Foster, executive board member/global SVP, public affairs, market access and sustainability, Bayer’s Consumer Health Division, has been appointed as vice chair of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance.

Joining the board as a trustee in May last year, Foster will now work alongside Wolfgang M. Neumann, chair, supporting the alliance as it works toward implementing its new five-year strategy.

“Given the travel and hospitality industry is the largest employer in the world, it also crosses most industries’ value chains, providing a great opportunity for collaboration across industries to help transition to more sustainable solutions,” said Foster. “In my new role, I’m looking forward to fostering collaboration, across sectors and pre-competitively, to help accelerate the industry’s move towards Net Positive Hospitality.”

Foster has a background working across private and public sectors, from Hilton and Mars to the White House. In her current role at Bayer, she is responsible for global public affairs and policy, market access and for sustainability initiatives, including strategy and ambition development, business growth, stakeholder engagement, proactive issues management, implementation and impact stewardship.

The alliance has appointed three new trustees:

  • Denise Naguib, VP, sustainability & supplier diversity, Marriott International
  • Inge Huijbrechts, global SVP sustainability, security & corporate communications, Radisson Hotel Group
  • Jonathan Worsley, chairman/founder, The Bench

“The alliance has benefited hugely from having Daniella on the board and as vice chair, she will continue to play a considerable role in supporting the team and providing leadership to our members and partners,” said Glenn Mandziuk, CEO, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance. “We welcome our new trustees who bring their wealth of experience in the spheres of sustainability and hospitality. The alliance has a strong, forward-thinking leadership which is vital as we implement our five-year strategy, moving the industry towards Net Positive Hospitality.”