Appointed to the Board
1 July 2011
Audit, Responsible Business and Nomination 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 Chair of Pets at Home Ltd, a Non-Executive Director of WHSmith PLC and up until recently Senior Independent Director of DFS Furniture plc.
Luke has over 40 years’ experience in senior roles and directorships in the branded sector. As the designated Non-Executive Director for workforce engagement, he is responsible for leading on, and the consideration of, employee perspective in Board deliberations and for ensuring effective feedback between IHG employees and the Board. Luke was the Remuneration Committee Chairman at Brambles Limited from 2006 to 2014 and at IHG from July 2011 to September 2017.
Currently a trustee of BBC Children in Need and a Governor of the Southbank Centre.
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