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Patrick Cescau

Patrick Cescau – Non-Executive Chairman

Appointed to the Board: 1 January 2013

Committee Membership: Nomination Committee

Skills and Experience: From 2005 to 2008, Patrick was Group Chief Executive of Unilever Group, having previously been Chairman of Unilever PLC, Vice-Chairman of Unilever NV and Foods Director, following a progressive career with the Company, which began in France in 1973. Prior to being appointed to the Board of Unilever PLC and Unilever NV in 1999, as Finance Director, he was Chairman of a number of the company's major operating companies and divisions, including in the US, Indonesia and Portugal. He was formerly a Senior Independent Director and Non-Executive Director of Pearson plc and a Director at INSEAD.

Board Contribution: Patrick has held board of director positions for nearly 15 years in leading global businesses and brings extensive international experience in brands, consumer products, as well as finance. As Chairman, Patrick is responsible for leading the Board and ensuring it operates in an effective manner and promoting constructive relations with shareholders. He is also Chairman of the Nomination Committee.

Other Appointments: Currently a Non-Executive Director of International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. Patrick is also a trustee of The Leverhulme Trust.

Richard Solomons

Richard Solomons – Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to the Board: 10 February 2003; became Chief Executive Officer in July 2011

Committee Membership: Corporate Responsibility Committee

Skills and Experience: During his tenure as Chief Executive Officer, Richard has led the continued growth of IHG, including the launch of our two newest brands, HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts and EVEN Hotels and IHG's acquisition of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. Before being appointed Chief Executive Officer, Richard served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Commercial Development. Richard was integral in shaping and implementing IHG's asset-light strategy, which has helped the business grow significantly since it was formed in 2003, as well as supporting the return of $10.4 billion to shareholders. In 2008, he served as Interim President of our Americas region. Richard is a member of the Executive Committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council; a member of the Industry Real Estate Financing Advisory Council; and a Governor of the Aviation and Travel Industry Group of the World Economic Forum.

Board Contribution: Richard is responsible for the executive management of the Group and ensuring the implementation of Board strategy and policy.

Other Appointments: Richard is currently a Non-Executive Director of Marks and Spencer Group plc.

Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson

Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson – Chief Financial Officer

Appointed to the Board: 1 January 2014

Skills and Experience: Paul is a chartered accountant and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He was previously Chief Financial Officer of IHG's Europe and Asia, Middle East & Africa regions, a position he held since September 2011. He joined IHG in August 2004 and has held a number of senior level finance positions including Head of Investor Relations, Head of Global Corporate Finance and Financial Planning & Tax and Head of Hotel Development, Europe. Paul also acted as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

Board Contribution: Paul is responsible, together with the Board, for overseeing the financial operations of the Group and setting its financial strategy.

Tracy Robbins

Tracy Robbins – Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources

Appointed to the Board: 9 August 2011

Skills and Experience: Tracy has nearly 30 years' experience in human resources roles in service industries. She joined the Group in December 2005 from Compass Group PLC, a world-leading food service company, where she was Group Human Resources Leadership & Development Director. Previously, she acted as Group HR Director for Forte Group plc, a hotel company. Tracy also spent seven years at Tesco PLC as a Retail Human Resources Manager where she implemented a culture change and restructuring strategy across 150 stores.

Board Contribution: Tracy has many years of experience in human resources and is responsible for global talent management, leadership development, employee reward strategy and implementation, organisational capability and operations support.

Anne Busquet

Anne Busquet – Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board: 1 March 2015

Committee Membership: Audit, Corporate Responsibility and Nomination Committee

Skills and Experience: Anne began her career at Hilton International in Paris, before joining the American Express Company in New York, where she held several executive positions and served for 23 years. Anne was also the Chief Executive Officer of Local and Media Services at InterActiveCorp (IAC), an internet commerce conglomerate.

Board Contribution: Anne brings more than 20 years’ experience in senior positions in multinational companies, predominantly in the financial, branded and digital-commerce sectors.

Other Appointments: Anne is currently the President of AMB Advisors, an independent consulting firm, and the Managing Director at Golden Seeds LLC, an angel investment company. She also serves on the boards of Pitney Bowes, MTBC and Provista Diagnostics, Inc and on the advisory boards of JEGI and SheSpeaks.

Ian Dyson

Ian Dyson – Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board: 1 September 2013

Committee Membership: Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Skills and Experience: Ian has held a number of senior executive and finance roles including Group Finance & Operations Director for Marks and Spencer Group plc for five years from 2005 to 2010, where he oversaw significant changes in the business. In addition, Ian was Chief Executive Officer of Punch Taverns plc, a pub and bar operator, Finance Director for the Rank Group Plc, a leading European gaming business, and Group Financial Controller and Finance Director for the hotels division of Hilton Group Plc.

Board Contribution: Ian has gained significant experience from working in various senior finance roles predominantly in the hospitality sector. Ian became Chairman of the Audit Committee on 1 April 2014 and as such is responsible for leading the Committee to ensure effective internal controls and risk management systems are in place.

Other Appointments: Currently a Non-Executive Director of Punch Taverns plc, a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of SSP Group plc and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ASOS Plc and Betfair Group plc.

Ian Dyson

Jo Harlow – Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board: 1 September 2014

Committee Membership: Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Skills and Experience: Jo has held the position of Corporate Vice President of the Phones Business Unit at Microsoft Corporation since May 2014. She was previously Executive Vice President of Smart Devices at Nokia Corporation since February 2011, following a number of senior management roles at Nokia since 2003. Prior to that, she held marketing, sales and management roles at Reebok International Limited from 1992 to 2003 and at Procter & Gamble Company from 1984 to 1992.

Board Contribution: Jo has over 25 years' experience working in various senior roles predominantly in the branded and technology sectors.

Jennifer Laing

Jennifer Laing – Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board: 25 August 2005

Committee Membership: Audit, Corporate Responsibility and Nomination Committee

Skills and Experience: Jennifer was Associate Dean, External Relations at London Business School, until 2007. A fellow of the Marketing Society and of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, she has over 30 years' experience in advertising including 16 years with Saatchi & Saatchi where she rose to Chairman of the London office and subsequently Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi North America. Until May 2014, she was also a Non-Executive Director of Hudson Global, Inc.

Board Contribution: Jennifer has over 30 years' experience in marketing and advertising and is Chairman of the Corporate Responsibility Committee, responsible for the Corporate Responsibility objectives and strategy and approach to sustainable development.

Other Appointments: Currently a Non-Executive Director of Premier Foods plc, a branded food producer.

Luke Mayhew

Luke Mayhew – Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board: 1 July 2011

Committee Membership: Corporate Responsibility, Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Skills and Experience: Luke served for 12 years on the Board of John Lewis Partnership plc, including as Managing Director of the Department Store division. Luke also spent five years at British Airways Plc and seven years at Thomas Cook Group plc in senior positions. He was also a Non-Executive Director of WHSmith PLC and Chairman of Pets at Home Group Plc.

Board Contribution: Luke has over 30 years' experience in senior roles in the branded sector and was Remuneration Committee Chairman at Brambles Limited from 2006 to 2014. As Chairman of the IHG Remuneration Committee he is responsible for setting the remuneration policy.

Other Appointments: Currently a Non-Executive Director of DFS Furniture Holdings plc, and a trustee of BBC Children in Need.

Jill McDonald

Jill McDonald – Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board: 1 June 2013

Committee Membership: Audit, Corporate Responsibility and Nomination Committee

Skills and Experience: Jill started her career at Colgate-Palmolive Company, spent 16 years with British Airways Plc and held a number of senior marketing positions in the UK and overseas.

Board Contribution: Jill has nearly 30 years' experience working with high-profile international consumer facing brands at both marketing and operational level.

Other Appointments: Currently Chief Executive Officer UK and President for the North West Europe Division for McDonald’s. Prior to that Jill was Chief Executive Officer UK and President for the Northern Division (2010 to 2013) and previously Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer UK and Northern Division (2006 to 2010).

Dale Morrison

Dale Morrison – Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board: 1 June 2011

Committee Membership: Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Skills and Experience: Dale is a founding partner of TriPointe Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Dale was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of McCain Foods Limited and President and Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Soup Company.

Board Contribution: Dale has over 10 years' experience in sales and marketing positions, and over 25 years' experience in general management, having held senior positions in the branded foods sector.

Other Appointments: Currently a Non-Executive Director of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., a producer of flavours and fragrances, and Chairman of Findus Group, a frozen food company.

Ying Yeh

Ying Yeh – Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board: 1 December 2007

Committee Membership: Corporate Responsibility, Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Skills and Experience: Ying was formerly Vice President and Chairman, Greater China Region, Nalco Company, and Chairman and President, North Asia Region, President, Business Development, Asia Pacific Region and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. She was previously a Non-Executive Director of AB Volvo, a transportation related products and services company, and for 15 years, a diplomat with the US Foreign Service in Hong Kong and Beijing until 1997.

Board Contribution: Ying has over 20 years' experience gained from working in senior positions in global organisations across a broad range of sectors.

Other Appointments: Currently a Non-Executive Director of ABB Ltd, a global leader in power and automation technologies, and Samsonite International S.A.

Last updated 22 April 2015

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