Dr. Craig Thompson
Dr. Thompson has been the CEO of THE-ICE since 2018, where he had previously served on the Board of Directors from 2015. He has been an active member of THE-ICE Assessment Panel, leading audits in Europe and Asia, and has undertaken audits on behalf of a number of national accreditation organisations including New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Lithuania and Latvia.
Prior to entering academia, Dr. Thompson worked in both the public and private sectors of the tourism industry, as a Tourism Development Officer in the UK and as a Resort Manager in France and Spain.
Craig is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and the Higher Education Academy, and is a member of the editorial board for the journal of Research in Hospitality Management and Journal of Tourism Futures. Through his varied academic career and latterly with THE-ICE, he has become completely committed to enhancing the quality of tourism and hospitality education internationally.
Dr. Thompson holds a BA (Hons.) Humanities from Bristol, and an MSc in Tourism Management and PhD in Entrepreneurship from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.