Richard Solomons – Chief Executive Officer
Appointed to the Board: 10 February 2003
Skills and Experience: A chartered accountant and a member of the Executive Committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council. From 2003 to 2011 Richard was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Commercial Development. Since joining the Group in 1992 he has held a variety of senior financial and operational roles, including Chief Operating Officer of The Americas Hotels division and Finance Director of the Hotels business prior to the separation of Six Continents PLC in April 2003. He became Chief Executive Officer in July 2011.
Key Responsibilities: These include executive management of the Group and ensuring the implementation of Board strategy and policy.
Tom Singer – Chief Financial Officer
Appointed to the Board: 26 September 2011
Tom Singer will step down from the Board and his role as Chief Financial Officer on 1 January 2014.
He will be succeeded by Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson, who joined IHG in August 2004 and has held a number of senior positions, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of IHG's Europe and Asia, Middle East & Africa regions. Paul will take up his new position and become a member of IHG's Board and Executive Committee on 1 January 2014.
Skills and Experience: Prior to joining the Group, Tom was Group Finance Director and a main board member of Bupa, a global healthcare provider. Previously Group Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer at William Hill PLC and Finance Director at Moss Bros Group PLC.
Key Responsibilities: These include overseeing the financial operations of the Group and setting its financial strategy.
Kirk Kinsell – President, The Americas
Appointed to the Board: 1 August 2010
Skills and Experience: Kirk has 30 years' experience in the hospitality industry, including senior franchise positions with Holiday Inn Corporation and ITT Sheraton. He joined the Group in 2002 as Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer for The Americas region. He became an Executive Committee member in September 2007 and was previously President, Europe, Middle East and Africa until June 2011.
Key Responsibilities: These include the business development and performance of all the hotel brands and properties in The Americas region.
Tracy Robbins – Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources and Group Operations Support
Appointed to the Board: 9 August 2011
Skills and Experience: Tracy has over 27 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 Group HR Director for Forte Hotels Group. She 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.
Key Responsibilities: These include global talent management, leadership development, employee reward strategy and implementation, organisational capability and operations support.
Keith Barr – Chief Commercial Officer
Joined the Group: 2000
Skills and Experience: Keith has over 20 years' experience in the hospitality industry. He has held senior appointments including Vice President of Sales and Revenue Management, Vice President of Operations, Chief Operating Officer, Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, and Managing Director, Greater China. He became an Executive Committee Member in April 2011 and was previously Chief Executive, Greater China until May 2013.
Key Responsibilities: These include global sales, marketing and brands functions, to drive consistent brand strategies across all geographies and leverage IHG's scale and systems to deliver continued industry outperformance.
Angela Brav – Chief Executive, Europe
Joined the Group: 1988
Skills and Experience: Angela has over 24 years' experience in the hospitality industry, including hotel operations, franchise relations and technology solutions. She has held various senior roles in the Group's US and European businesses prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, North America. She was appointed Chief Executive, Europe in August 2011.
Key Responsibilities: These include business development and performance of all the hotel brands and properties in Europe.
Kenneth Macpherson – Chief Executive, Greater China
Joined the Group: 2013
Skills and Experience: Kenneth joined IHG as Chief Executive, Greater China in April 2013. Prior to joining the Group, he has worked for Diageo, one of UK's leading branded companies, for over 20 years and has held senior management positions including serving as Managing Director of Diageo Greater China . Kenneth has extensive management experience, with a background in sales, marketing strategy, business development, and operations. Kenneth also brings to IHG substantial knowledge and expertise in Chinese and international business operations.
Key Responsibilities: These include business development and performance of all the hotel brands and properties in the Greater China region.
Eric Pearson – Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Joined the Group: 1997
Skills and Experience: Eric has a background in engineering and technology and started his career at IHG over 15 years ago. Since then he has held various senior positions in the field of emerging technologies and global e-commerce. Eric most recently held the position of Chief Marketing Officer for The Americas region.
Key Responsibilities: These include global technology, including IT systems and information management, throughout the Group.
Jan Smits – Chief Executive, Asia, Middle East and Africa
Joined the Group: 2002
Skills and Experience: Jan has 31 years' experience in the hospitality industry. He held various senior positions in the Asia and Australasia region. He became Managing Director, Asia Australasia in June 2009. Following the amalgamation of our Middle East and Africa region with our Asia Australasia region, he became Chief Executive, Asia, Middle East and Africa in August 2011.
Key Responsibilities: These include business development and performance of all the hotel brands and properties in Asia, Middle East and Africa.
George Turner – Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Company Secretary
Joined the Group: 2008
Skills and Experience: George is a solicitor and qualified to private practice in 1995. Prior to joining the Group, George spent 12 years with Imperial Chemical Industries PLC where he held a number of key positions including Deputy Company Secretary. He was appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Company Secretary in January 2009.
Key Responsibilities: These include corporate governance, risk management, insurance, regulatory, internal audit, legal, corporate responsibility and public affairs.
Last updated 20 September 2013
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