Edition:
India

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG.L)

IHG.L on London Stock Exchange

4,205.00GBp
19 Nov 2018
Change (% chg)

-7.00 (-0.17%)
Prev Close
4,212.00
Open
4,205.00
Day's High
4,205.00
Day's Low
4,198.00
Volume
1,284
Avg. Vol
502,240
52-wk High
5,050.00
52-wk Low
3,850.00

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrick Cescau

69 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Keith Barr

2017 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Jolyon Bulley

2017 Chief Executive Officer, Greater China

Kenneth Macpherson

2018 Chief Executive Officer, EMEAA

Ranjay Radhakrishnan

2016 Chief Human Resource Officer

George Turner

2009 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Company Secretary

Yasmin Diamond

2016 Executive Vice President - Global Corporate Affairs

Eric Pearson

2017 Chief Commercial and Technology Officer

Claire Bennett

51 2017 Chief Marketing Officer

Elie Maalouf

2018 Chief Executive Officer - Americas, Executive Director

Anne Busquet

68 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian Dyson

55 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Jo Harlow

56 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Luke Mayhew

64 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Gillian McDonald

2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Dale Morrison

69 2014 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Malina Ngai

2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Catherine Dolton

2017 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Patrick Cescau

Mr. Patrick Jean Pierre Cescau is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC., effective January 1, 2013. From 2005 to 2008, Patrick was Group Chief Executive of Unilever Group, having previously been Chairman of Unilever PLC, Vice Chairman of Unilever NV and Foods Director, following a progressive career with the company, which began in France in 1973. He was formerly a Senior Independent Director and Non-Executive Director of Pearson plc and Tesco PLC, and a Director at INSEAD. Patrick has held board positions for nearly 15 years in leading global businesses and brings extensive international experience in strategy, brands, consumer products, and finance. As Chairman, Patrick is responsible for leading the Board and ensuring it operates in an effective manner, and promoting constructive relations with shareholders. As Chairman of the Nomination Committee, he is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on the Group’s leadership needs. He is Currently a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of International Airlines Group, Patrick is also a trustee of The Leverhulme Trust, Patron of the St Jude India Children’s Charity and Member of the TEMASEK European Advisory Panel.

Keith Barr

Mr. Keith Barr is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC., effective 1st July 2017. Keith has spent more than 25 years working in the hospitality industry across a wide range of roles. He started his career in hotel operations and joined IHG in 2000. Since April 2011 he has been a member of IHG’s Executive Committee. Directly before being appointed Chief Executive Officer, Keith served as Chief Commercial Officer for four years. He led IHG’s global brand, loyalty, sales and marketing functions, and oversaw IHG’s loyalty programme, IHG® Rewards Club. Prior to this, Keith was CEO of IHG’s Greater China business for four years, setting the foundations for growth in a key market. Keith is responsible for the executive management of the Group and ensuring the implementation of Board strategy and policy. He is a member of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.

Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson

Mr. Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC., effective January 1, 2014. 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 and 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 region (prior to the reconfiguration of our operating regions). He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Thomas Cook Group plc.

Jolyon Bulley

Mr. Jolyon Warren Lewis Bulley serves as Chief Executive Officer, Greater China of the Company. Jolyon has held a number of significant roles at IHG and was appointed CEO for Greater China in November 2017. Prior to that he was Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Americas, leading the region’s operations for franchised and managed hotels, in addition to cultivating franchisee relationships and enhancing hotel operating performance. Jolyon has also served as COO for Greater China for almost four years, with oversight of the region’s hotel portfolio and brand performance, food and beverage brand solutions, new hotel openings and owner relations. Jolyon joined IHG in 2001, as Director of Operations, New South Wales in Australia, and then held roles of increasing responsibility across IHG’s Asia-Pacific region. He became Regional Director Sales & Marketing for Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific in 2003, relocated to Singapore in 2005 and held positions of Vice President Operations South East Asia & India, Vice President Resorts, and Vice President Operations, South East & South West Asia.

Kenneth Macpherson

Mr. Kenneth Macpherson is Chief Executive Officer, EMEAA of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC. Prior to taking up the position of CEO, EMEAA in January 2018, Kenneth was IHG’s Chief Executive Officer for Greater China for over four years. Kenneth has extensive management experience, with a background in sales, marketing strategy, business development, and operations. He joined IHG from Diageo, where he worked for over 20 years in senior management positions, including Managing Director of Diageo Greater China. Prior to being based in China in 2005, Kenneth led the development of Diageo’s China strategy. He has also served as the Commercial Director of Diageo Asia Venture in Singapore, where he was responsible for commercial and brand strategy, as well as sales and marketing, and new brand development. In 2017, Kenneth received the Shanghai Magnolia Gold Award for expatriates for his outstanding contribution to the city’s social and economic development.

Ranjay Radhakrishnan

Mr. Ranjay Radhakrishnan is Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. Ranjay joined IHG as Chief Human Resources Officer in December 2016. He previously spent 23 years at Unilever, in a range of senior leadership roles at global, regional and country levels. At Unilever, Ranjay was most recently Executive Vice President Global HR (Categories & Market Clusters), where he led HR for Unilever’s eight regions (Market Clusters) and four global Product Categories under a unified global HR leadership role. Ranjay has worked in a number of specialist areas of HR such as Talent, Learning, Reward, Change and Organisational Effectiveness, complementing large generalist roles in both mature and developing markets. His other roles at Unilever included Executive Vice President Human Resources in Europe; Vice President Talent, Learning and Organisation for Global Markets; Vice President Leadership Development & Reward for Asia, Africa and Central Eastern Europe; and Vice President HR for North Africa and The Middle East.

George Turner

Mr. George Turner serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Company Secretary of Intercontinental Hotels Group Plc. George is a solicitor and qualified to private practice in 1995. Prior to joining the Group, George spent over 10 years with Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, where he held various key positions including Deputy Company Secretary and Senior Legal Counsel.

Yasmin Diamond

Ms. Yasmin Diamond is Executive Vice President - Global Corporate Affairs of Company. Before joining IHG in April 2012, Yasmin was Director of Communications at the Home Office, where she advised the Home Secretary, Ministers and senior officials on the strategic development and daily management of all the Home Office’s external and internal communications. She was previously Director of Communications at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Head of Communications for Welfare to Work and New Deal and Head of Marketing at the Department for Education and Skills. Before joining government communications, Yasmin was Publicity Commissioner for the BBC. In 2011, Yasmin was awarded a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the New Year’s honours list in recognition of her career in government communications. In addition, Yasmin sits on the Board of Trustees for the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

Eric Pearson

Mr. Eric Pearson is an Chief Commercial and Technology Officer of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC. Eric joined IHG in 1997, and has held roles of increasing responsibility throughout his tenure. As Chief Marketing Officer for IHG’s Americas region, Eric was accountable for all sales and marketing activities across brands, driving top-line revenue into more than 3,300 hotels. In addition to these responsibilities, Eric became interim Head of Global Brands in 2011 before being appointed IHG’s Chief Information Officer in 2012. Eric has also served as Senior Vice President, Distribution Marketing, where he was responsible for overseeing digital marketing, reservation channels, and global revenue management. Before joining IHG, Eric worked for The Walt Disney Company, IBM and NASA in different management and technical capacities.

Claire Bennett

Ms. Claire M. Bennett serves as Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Claire previously spent 11 years at American Express in a range of senior leadership roles across marketing, consumer travel and loyalty. Most recently, Claire was General Manager (GM), Global Travel & Lifestyle, where she led a team responsible for delivering premium lifestyle services. Prior to this, Claire held roles as Executive Vice President for Consumer Loyalty, and Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Brand Management, where she led worldwide advertising, media, sponsorship and marketing research teams. Before joining American Express, Claire also held senior marketing roles at Dell and Quaker Oats/ Pepsico Company, building significant industry expertise across technology, consumer packaged goods, financial services, and travel and hospitality sectors. Claire has been an Executive Board Member of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), served as a Board Member of Tumi Inc. and participated on multiple industry advisory boards.

Elie Maalouf

Mr. Elie Maalouf serves as Chief Executive Officer - Americas, Executive Director of the Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC., effective 1 January 2018. Elie was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Americas in February 2015, with nearly 15 years’ experience working in a major global franchise business. He joined the Group having spent six years as President and Chief Executive Officer of HMSHost Corporation, a global travel and leisure company. Elie brings broad experience spanning hotel development, branding, finance, real estate and operations management as well as food and beverage expertise. Prior to joining IHG, Elie was Senior Advisor with McKinsey & Company from 2012 to 2014. Elie is responsible for business development and performance of all hotel brands and properties in the Americas region and brings a deep understanding of the global hospitality sector to the Board. He is currently a member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association Executive Committee of the Board, the U. S. Travel Association CEO Roundtable, the Atlanta Committee for Progress and the Global Advisory Council at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Anne Busquet

Ms. Anne M. Busquet serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC. Anne began her career at Hilton International in Paris, before joining American Express in New York, where she held several executive positions and served for 23 years. Anne was also the Chief Executive Officer of Local and Media Services at InterActiveCorp, an internet commerce conglomerate. Anne brings more than 20 years’ experience in senior positions in multinational companies, predominantly in the financial, branded and digital-commerce sectors. She is currently the President of AMB Advisors, an independent consulting firm, and Managing Director at Golden Seeds LLC, an angel investment company. Anne also serves on the boards of Pitney Bowes, MTBC, Elior Group and Provista Diagnostics, Inc. and on the advisory boards of JEGI and SheSpeaks.

Ian Dyson

Mr. Ian Dyson is an Independent Non-Executive Director of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC., effective September 1, 2013. Ian has held a number of senior executive and finance roles, including Group Finance & Operations Director for Marks and Spencer plc for five years from 2005 to 2010, where he oversaw significant changes in the business. In addition, Ian was Chief Executive Officer of Punch Taverns plc, Finance Director for the Rank Group Plc, a leading European gaming business, and Group Financial Controller and Finance Director for the hotels division of Hilton Group plc. Ian has gained significant experience from working in various senior finance roles, predominantly in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors. Ian became Chairman of the Audit Committee on 1 April 2014, and, as such, is responsible for leading the Committee to ensure effective internal controls and risk management systems are in place. Currently, he is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of SSP Group plc, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ASOS plc and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Paddy Power Betfair plc.

Jo Harlow

Ms. Jo Harlow is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC., effective September 1, 2014. Jo most recently held the position of Corporate Vice President of the Phones Business Unit at Microsoft Corporation. She was previously Executive Vice President of Smart Devices at Nokia Corporation, following a number of senior management roles at Nokia from 2003. Prior to that, she held marketing, sales and management roles at Reebok International Limited from 1992 to 2003 and at Procter & Gamble Company from 1984 to 1992. Jo has over 25 years’ experience working in various senior roles, predominantly in the branded and technology sectors. Jo became Chairman of the Remuneration Committee on 1 October 2017, and as such she is responsible for setting the remuneration policy. Currently, she is a Non-Executive Director of Halma plc and J Sainsbury plc and a member of the Supervisory Board of Ceconomy AG.

Luke Mayhew

Mr. Luke Mayhew is an Independent Non-Executive Director of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC., effective from July 1, 2011. 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 a Non-Executive Director of WH Smith PLC and Chairman of Pets at Home Group Plc. Luke has over 30 years’ experience in senior roles in the branded sector and was Remuneration Committee Chairman at Brambles Limited from 2006 to 2014 and at IHG from July 2011 to September 2017. Currently a Senior Independent Director of DFS Furniture plc, a trustee of BBC Children in Need and a Governor of the Southbank Centre.

Gillian McDonald

Ms. Gillian Clare (Jill) McDonald is an Independent Non-Executive Director of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC., effective June 1, 2013. Jill started her career at Colgate-Palmolive Company, spent 16 years with British Airways Plc and has held a number of senior marketing positions in the UK and overseas. Jill was Chief Executive Officer UK and President for the North West Europe division for McDonald’s, and held a number of other senior roles in the company from 2006. From May 2015 until September 2017, Jill served as Chief Executive Officer of the Halfords Group plc. Jill has nearly 30 years’ experience working with high-profile international consumer-facing brands at both marketing and operational level. As Chairman of the Corporate Responsibility Committee, she is responsible for corporate responsibility objectives and strategy and approach to sustainable development. Currently Managing Director, Clothing, Home and Beauty, at Marks and Spencer plc.

Dale Morrison

Mr. Dale F. Morrison is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC., with effect from May 31, 2014. Dale is a founding partner of TriPointe Capital Partners, a private equity firm. In 2016 he also founded Twin Ridge Capital, a private equity firm. Dale was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of McCain Foods Limited and President and Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Soup Company. Dale has over 10 years’ experience in sales and marketing positions, and over 25 years’ experience in general management having held senior positions in the branded foods sector. Dale’s role as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director is fundamental to the successful operation of the Board. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., and Non-Executive Chairman of Marlin 1 (holding company for Young’s Seafood International Holdings Ltd.).

Malina Ngai

Ms. Malina Ngai has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective March 1, 2017. Malina is Group Chief Operating Officer of A.S. Watson Group, which is part of Hong Kong-based conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings Limited. A.S. Watson Group is the largest international health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe with thirteen brands including Watsons, Superdrug, Savers, The Perfume Shop, Kruidvat, ICI Paris XL and ParknShop. In addition, Malina is Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association and was previously a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited. Malina has over 20 years’ experience gained from working in senior positions in global organisations across a broad range of sectors, with particular understanding of consumer-facing branded companies and the role that technology and digital commerce play in transforming the consumer experience. Currently Group Chief Operating Officer of A.S.Watson Group and Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association.

Catherine Dolton