The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has appointed Stephanie Ellrott as its new head of venues.

With over 10 years working in the hospitality industry, Stephanie will be responsible for the smooth running of the busy venues and events team at 66 Portland Place – the home of British Architecture.

Prior to joining the RIBA, Stephanie headed the meetings, events and accommodation team at the Royal College of Physicians. In that role she managed the opening of the William Harvey House and helped the venue win two major business awards.

Andy Munro, Chief Financial Officer at the RIBA says: “We have seen a healthy level of enquiries over the summer and we are delighted to have secured the expert attention of Stephanie to give the team an extra boost.  We know she will help them achieve even greater results in this very busy year for the events industry.”

Stephanie joins the team with an impressive career in conference, banqueting and events management having worked at some of London’s most prestigious hotels including The Savoy, London and Hilton on Park Lane.