Peter Lederer joined Gleneagles in 1984 as General Manager and was appointed Managing Director in 1987 and became Chairman in November 2007. Previously he held operational, administrative and senior management positions Canada for ten years with the Four Seasons hotel group in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, and with Plaza Hotels in Toronto. He was also for two years, a partner in a design, construction and consulting firm providing services to the hospitality industry.
Since joining Gleneagles, he has developed the resort/hotel into one of the premier hotels in the world. The hotel has won numerous awards for its attention to detail, luxurious facilities, personalised standards and financial results. The hotel has moved from a seasonal business breaking even, to a £40million turnover plus successful real estate developments and products. Gleneagles is recognised as a leader in the hospitality industry in terms of service, training, marketing and innovation. The hotel has been owned by Guinness/Diageo plc since 1985.
Peter is committed to improving quality, educational standards and training opportunities within the hospitality and tourism industries. He is President of the Institute of Hospitality (formerly HCIMA), a Patron of the Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland, a Trustee of the Springboard Educational Trust and Chairman, One & All Foundation. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and Doctor of the University of Stirling. In addition, Peter is a Master Innholder and Freeman of the City of London, as well as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Innholders.
Peter is Chairman of VisitScotland and a board member of The Leading Hotels of the World and Hamilton & Inches. In 1993 he won the Tourism 'Catey' award and in 1997 was honoured as Hotelier of the Year. In her 1994 Birthday Honours List, Her Majesty The Queen appointed him an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to the industry. This was followed by the honour of CBE in 2005.
Peter is married to Marilyn and has two sons, Matthew and Mark.
Born London, 30th November 1950. Educated at City of London School followed by four-year Hotel and Catering Management Course at Hendon College, London.