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Executive committee

Member

 

Richard Solomons

Richard Solomons – Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to the Board: 10 February 2003

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 & Resorts and EVEN Hotels. He has also overseen the recent relaunch of IHG's loyalty programme as IHG Rewards Club. Before being appointed Chief Executive Officer, Richard served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Commercial Development at IHG. 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 over £9 billion to shareholders. In 2008, he also served as Interim President of our Americas business.

Key Responsibilities: These include executive management of the Group and ensuring the implementation of Board strategy and policy.

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.

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

Kirk Kinsell

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

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 28 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 Group plc, a hotel company. 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

Keith Barr – Chief Commercial Officer

Appointed to the Executive Committee: April 2011 (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. Keith is currently a member of Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.

Key Responsibilities: These include global sales, marketing and brand functions, to drive consistent brand strategies across all regions and leverage IHG's scale and systems to deliver continued industry outperformance.

Angela Brav

Angela Brav – Chief Executive, Europe

Appointed to the Executive Committee: August 2011 (Joined the Group: 1988)

Skills and Experience: Angela has over 25 years' experience in the hospitality industry, including hotel operations, franchise relations and technology solutions. She has held various senior roles in IHG's North American and European regions 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

Kenneth Macpherson – Chief Executive, Greater China

Appointed to the Executive Committee: April 2013 (Joined the Group: 2013)

Skills and Experience: Kenneth joined IHG as Chief Executive, Greater China in April 2013. Prior to joining the Group, he worked for Diageo plc, one of the UK's leading branded companies, for over 19 years and has held senior management positions including serving as Executive 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 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

Eric Pearson – Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Appointed to the Executive Committee: February 2012 (Joined the Group: 1997)

Skills and Experience: Eric has a background in engineering and technology and started his career at IHG over 17 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

Jan Smits – Chief Executive, Asia, Middle East and Africa

Appointed to the Executive Committee: August 2011 (Joined the Group: 2002)2

Skills and Experience: Jan has 32 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

George Turner – Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Company Secretary

Appointed to the Executive Committee: January 2009 (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 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, public affairs and standards.

Last updated 2 January 2014

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