Chief Executive Officer
Appointed to the Board
10 February 2003
Appointed Chief Executive Officer
Corporate Responsibility Committee
Skills and experience
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 over $12 billion to shareholders. In 2008, he served as Interim President of our Americas region. Richard is 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.
Richard is responsible for the executive management of the Group and ensuring the implementation of Board strategy and policy.
Currently a Non-Executive Director of Marks and Spencer Group plc.
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