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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrick Cescau

66 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Richard Solomons

2011 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Angela Brav

2011 Chief Executive, Europe

Elie Maalouf

2015 Chief Executive Officer, Americas

Kenneth Macpherson

2013 Chief Executive, Greater China

Jan Smits

2011 Chief Executive, Asia, Middle East and Africa

Eric Pearson

2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

George Turner

2009 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Company Secretary

Tracy Geraldine Robbins

2011 Executive Vice President - Human Resources and Group Operations Support, Executive Director

Keith Barr

2013 Chief Commercial Officer

Sandi Macfie

2015 Director - Hotel Performance Support, Africa

Anne Busquet

65 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian Dyson

52 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Jo Harlow

53 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Jennifer Laing

66 2005 Independent Non-Executive Director

Luke Mayhew

59 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Jill McDonald

2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Dale Morrison

66 2014 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Ying Yeh

66 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

David Kellett

2015 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Patrick Cescau

Mr. Patrick Jean Pierre Cescau has been appointed as 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. Prior to being appointed to the Board of Unilever NV in 1999, as Finance Director, he was Chairman of a number of the Company’s operating companies and divisions, including in the USA, Indonesia and Portugal. Currently a Non-Executive Director of International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. and the Senior Independent Director and Non-Executive Director of Tesco PLC. Patrick is also a trustee of the Leverhulme Trust and Chairman of the St Jude India Children’s Charity. He was formerly a Senior Independent Director and Non-Executive Director of Pearson PLC and a Director at INSEAD. Currently a Non-Executive Director of International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. and the Senior Independent Director of Tesco PLC. Patrick is also a trustee of The Leverhulme Trust.

Richard Solomons

Mr. Richard Solomons has been appointed as Chief Executive, Executive Director of InterContinental Hotels Group Plc., with effect from September 26, 2011. A chartered accountant and a member of the Executive Committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council. During his tenure as Chief Executive Officer, Richard has led the continued growth of IHG, including the launch of our two newest brands, HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts and EVEN Hotels. He has also overseen the recent relaunch of IHG’s loyalty programme as IHG Rewards Club. Before being appointed Chief Executive Officer, Richard served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Commercial Development at IHG. 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 £9 billion to shareholders. In 2008, he also served as Interim President of our Americas business.

Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson

Mr. Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Director of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC., effective January 1, 2014. Paul is currently Chief Financial Officer of IHG's Europe and Asia, Middle East & Africa regions, a position he has held since September 2011. He is a member of the Regional Operating Committees in both regions. He joined IHG in August 2004 and has since held a number of senior level finance positions including Head of Investor Relations, Head of Global Corporate Finance, Financial Planning & Tax and Chief Financial Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Head of Hotel Development, Europe. He also acted as Interim CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa. Paul joined IHG from PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was Senior Manager for Private Equity Tax Structuring. He previously spent 7 years working within Corporate Finance at HSBC Investment Bank. Whilst at HSBC, Paul advised a wide range of multinational companies on equity and debt fund raisings, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Paul has a law degree from the University of Southampton, he is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Angela Brav

Ms. Angela Brav is Chief Executive, Europe of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC.Angela has over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including hotel operations, franchise relations and technology solutions. She has held various senior roles in IHG’s North American and European regions prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, North America. She was appointed Chief Executive, Europe in August 2011.

Elie Maalouf

Mr. Elie Maalouf has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Americas of the Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC., effective February 13, 2015. Elie was appointed Chief Executive Officer, The Americas at IHG in February 2015, having had over 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, where he was also a member of the Board of Directors. Elie brings broad experience to IHG spanning development, branding, finance, real estate and operations management, as well as highly relevant food and beverage expertise. He was most recently a Senior Advisor with McKinsey & Company.

Kenneth Macpherson

Mr. Kenneth Macpherson is Chief Executive, Greater China of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC., since April 2013.Kenneth joined IHG as Chief Executive, Greater China in April 2013. Prior to joining the Group, he worked for Diageo plc, one of the UK’s leading branded companies, for over 20 years and has held senior management positions including serving as Executive Managing Director of Diageo Greater China. Kenneth has extensive management experience, with a background in sales, marketing strategy, business development, and operations. Kenneth also brings substantial knowledge and expertise in Chinese and international business operations.

Jan Smits

Mr. Jan Smits is Chief Executive, Asia, Middle East and Africa of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC. Jan has 33 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. He held various senior positions in the Asia and Australasia region. He became Managing Director, Asia Australasia in June 2009. Following the amalgamation of our Middle East and Africa region with our Asia Australasia region, he became Chief Executive, Asia, Middle East and Africa in August 2011.

Eric Pearson

Mr. Eric Pearson is the Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC. Eric has a background in engineering and technology and started his career at IHG nearly 20 years ago. Since then he has held various senior positions in the field of emerging technologies and global e-commerce. Prior to being appointed Chief Information Officer, Eric most recently held the position of Chief Marketing Officer for The Americas region.

George Turner

Mr. George Turner serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and 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 12 years with Imperial Chemical Industries where he held a number of key positions including Deputy Company Secretary. He was appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Company Secretary in January 2009.

Tracy Geraldine Robbins

Ms. Tracy Robbins has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Human Resources and Group Operations Support, Executive Director of Intercontinental Hotels Group Plc. Tracy has over 28 years’ experience in human resources roles in service industries. She joined the Group in December 2005 from Compass Group PLC, a world-leading food service company, where she was Group Human Resources Leadership & Development Director. Previously Group HR Director for Forte Group plc, a hotel company. She also spent seven years at Tesco PLC as a Retail Human Resources Manager where she implemented a culture change and restructuring strategy across 150 stores. She has many years of experience in human resources and is responsible for global talent management, leadership development, employee reward strategy and implementation, organisational capability and operations support.

Keith Barr

Mr. Keith Barr is Chief Commercial Officer of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC. Keith has over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. He has held senior appointments including Vice President of Sales and Revenue Management, Vice President of Operations, Chief Operating Officer, Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, and Managing Director, Greater China. He became an Executive Committee member in April 2011 and was previously Chief Executive, Greater China until May 2013. Keith is currently a member of Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.

Sandi Macfie

Ms. Sandi Macfie is Director - Hotel Performance Support, Africa of the Company. Sandi joins IHG with 30 years of extensive experience across the hospitality, finance and technology industries. She was most recently Group Director of Revenue in Tsogo Sun Hotels, during which time her background in information technology also put her in good stead to chair the South African Hospitality Technology Forum where she led the development of a next-generation central reservations system for the South African hospitality industry.

Anne Busquet

Ms. Anne M. Busquet is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC. She is President of independent consulting firm AMB Advisors, where she advises companies on strategy, marketing and operations. She is also Managing Director at Golden Seeds LLC, an angel investment company focused on funding high-potential, female-led businesses. Anne currently serves on the boards of a global eCommerce solutions company, Pitney Bowes; healthcare IT solution provider MTBC; and molecular diagnostics firm Provista Diagnostics, Inc. She is also on the advisory boards of JEGI, a leading independent investment bank covering the global media, information, marketing and technology sectors; and SheSpeaks, an online outlet which inspires women to discover, influence and share new products. Anne began her career at Hilton International in Paris, before joining the American Express Company in New York, US, spending 23 years there in several executive positions. She then became Chief Executive Officer of Local and Media Services, at internet commerce conglomerate at InterActiveCorp (IAC).

Ian Dyson

Mr. Ian Dyson has been appointed as 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 Group 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, a pub and bar operator, 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 hospitality sector. 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. Other appointments: Currently a Non-Executive Director of Punch Taverns plc, a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of SSP Group plc and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ASOS Plc and Betfair Group plc.

Jo Harlow

Ms. Jo Harlow has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC., effective September 1, 2014. Jo has been the Corporate Vice President of the Phones Business Unit at Microsoft since May 2014 and, prior to this, held the position of Executive Vice President of Smart Devices at Nokia Corporation from February 2011. She has also held a number of senior management roles at Nokia since 2003, including SVP of Global Mobile Phones Marketing and Nokia UK and SVP Symbian Smartphones. Jo previously spent ten years at Reebok (1992 to 2003), where she held a number of senior roles including VP, Global Marketing Operations, and eight years at Procter & Gamble (1984 to 1992). Jo has over 25 years’ experience working in various senior roles predominantly in the branded and technology sectors.

Jennifer Laing

Ms. Jennifer Laing is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Intercontinental Hotels Group Plc., since August 25, 2005. Jennifer was Associate Dean, External Relations at London Business School, until 2007. A fellow of the Marketing Society and of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, she has over 30 years’ experience in advertising including 16 years with Saatchi & Saatchi where she rose to Chairman of the London office and subsequently Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi North America. Until May 2014, she was also a Non-Executive Director of Hudson Global, Inc. Jennifer has over 30 years’ experience in marketing and advertising and is Chairman of the Corporate Responsibility Committee, responsible for the Corporate Responsibility objectives and strategy and approach to sustainable development. Currently a Non-Executive Director of Premier Foods plc, a branded food producer.

Luke Mayhew

Mr. Luke Mayhew has been appointed as 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, 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 WHSmith PLC and Chairman of Pets at Home Group Limited. He has over 30 years’ experience in senior roles in the branded sector and was Remuneration Committee Chairman at Brambles Limited from 2006 to 2014. As Chairman of the IHG Remuneration Committee he is responsible for setting the remuneration policy. Currently a Non-Executive Director of Brambles Limited, a global provider of supply chain and information management solutions, and trustee of BBC Children in Need.

Jill McDonald

Ms. Jill McDonald has been appointed as 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 held a number of senior marketing positions in the UK and overseas. Jill has nearly 30 years’ experience working with high-profile international consumer-facing brands at both marketing and operational level. Other appointments: Currently Chief Executive Officer UK and President for the North West Europe Division for McDonald’s. Prior to that Jill was Chief Executive Officer UK and President for the Northern Division (2010 to 2013) and previously Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer UK and Northern Division (2006 to 2010).

Dale Morrison

Mr. Dale F. Morrison has been appointed as 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. Dale was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of McCain Foods Limited and President and Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Soup Company. Currently a Non-Executive Director of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., a producer of flavours and fragrances, and Non-Executive Chairman of Findus Group, a frozen food company.

Ying Yeh

Ms. Ying Yeh is an Independent Non-Executive Director of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC., since December 1,2007. Ying was formerly Vice President and Chairman, Greater China Region, Nalco Company and Chairman and President, North Asia Region, President, Business Development, Asia Pacific Region and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. She was, for 15 years, a diplomat with the US Foreign Service in Hong Kong and Beijing until 1997. She has over 20 years’ experience gained from working in senior positions in global organisations across a broad range of sectors. Currently a Non-Executive Director of AB Volvo, a transportation related products and services company, ABB Ltd, a global leader in power and automation technologies, and Samsonite International S.A., a travel luggage company.

David Kellett

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