Committees

Board committees diagram

Board Committees

The Board has established the following four Committees to assist in the discharge of its responsibilities:

Audit Committee

Chair: Ian Dyson
Members: Graham Allan, Richard Anderson, Jill McDonald, 
Duriya Farooqui, Dale Morrison, Sharon Rothstein

  • Leads on internal controls and risk management; financial reporting; internal audit; fraud and external audit and compliance.
  • Maintains working relationships with management, Global Internal Audit, Disclosure Committee and the external Auditor.

Nomination Committee

Chair: Patrick Cescau
Members: Jo Harlow, Jill McDonald, Dale Morrison, Ian Dyson

  • Leads on and examines nominations and appointments to the Board and its Committees, and makes recommendations to the Board.
  • Responsible for reviewing the Group's leadership needs.

Remuneration Committee

Chair: Jo Harlow
Members: Graham Allan, Richard Anderson, Daniela Barone Soares, Arthur de Haast, Ian Dyson, Dale Morrison

  • Leads on and reviews all aspects of remuneration of the Executive Directors and Executive Committee members, and remuneration policy for senior executives.

Responsible Business Committee

Chair: Jill McDonald
Members: Daniela Barone Soares, Arthur de Haast, Duriya Farooqui, Sharon Rothstein

  • Leads on responsible business objectives and strategy, including our approach to sustainable development and responsible procurement.
  • Reviews our impact on the environment and communities.
  • Reviews the Board’s engagement with the workforce and the Group’s diversity, equity and inclusion agenda
  • Leads on IHG's stakeholder engagement.

Management Committees

We also have the following Management Committees:

Executive Committee

  • Considers and manages a range of strategic and business issues facing the Group.
  • Monitors IHG's performance and is authorised to approve capital and revenue investment within levels agreed by the Board.
  • Makes recommendations to the Board on significant decisions requiring Board approval.
  • Chaired by the Chief Executive Officer.

Disclosure Committee

  • Ensures proper procedures are in place for information disclosures required pursuant to UK and US accounting, statutory or listing requirements.
  • Chaired by the Group's Financial Controller and comprises the Company Secretary and other senior management.
  • Reports to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer and the Audit Committee.

General Purposes Committee

  • Attends to business of a routine nature and to the administration of matters, the principles of which have been agreed previously by the Board or an appropriate Committee.
  • Chaired by an Executive Committee member and comprises an Executive Committee member and senior officer from an agreed list.