Michael Cockcroft

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, EMEAA and Group Head of Finance Operations

Michael Cockcroft is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, EMEAA and Group Head of Finance Operations, based in Denham, UK.

Michael has held this role since August 2019. As the regional finance business partner, he and his teams are responsible for providing hotel finance and business support, FP&A, investment analysis, and commercial and project support.  

Michael has been with IHG® since 2003, starting out his career in the Global Internal Audit team in the UK. During his time with IHG, he has lived and worked across a number of markets, including Singapore, Tokyo and the UAE.

He was promoted to his current position from his role as Chief Financial Officer for the EMEAA region, based in the UK.  Michael has held a number of roles within IHG. From August 2014 – December 2017, he was CFO for the Europe region. Before this, he was based in Singapore as Vice President Corporate Finance & Business Development, AMEA, where he was responsible for providing analysis to inform decision making on hotel development activity.

As Vice President Finance & Business Support for India, Middle East and Africa, based in Dubai, he was responsible for providing support to the hotel operations teams. Prior to that he held similar roles in both Tokyo and Singapore as Director, Finance & Business Support, where he covered the Japan & Korea and Southern Asia & Korea regions.

Michael is a qualified Chartered Accountant and graduated from the University of Bristol.