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InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrick Cescau

70 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

2019 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial and Technology Officer

Nicolette Henfrey

2019 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Company Secretary

Yasmin Diamond

2016 Executive Vice President - Global Corporate Affairs

Claire Bennett

52 2017 Chief Marketing Officer

Elie Maalouf

2018 Chief Executive Officer - Americas, Executive Director

Anne Busquet

69 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian Dyson

56 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Jo Harlow

55 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Luke Mayhew

65 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Gillian McDonald

2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Dale Morrison

70 2014 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Malina Ngai

2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Heather Wood

2019 VP, 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. His Skills and experience: From 2005 to 2008, Patrick was Group Chief Executive of Unilever Group, having previously been Chair of Unilever PLC, Vice-Chair 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 PLC and Unilever NV in 1999, as Finance Director, he was Chair of a number of the company’s major operating companies and divisions, including in the US, Indonesia and Portugal. He was formerly a Senior Independent Director and Non-Executive Director of Pearson plc and Tesco PLC, and a Director at INSEAD. Board contribution: Patrick has held board positions for nearly 16 years in leading global businesses and brings extensive international experience in strategy, brands, consumer products, and finance. As Chair, Patrick is responsible for leading the Board and ensuring it operates in an effective manner, and promoting constructive relations with shareholders and wider stakeholders. As Chair of the Nomination Committee, he is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on the Group’s leadership needs. Other appointments: 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. He 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. In this role, 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 and overseeing the launch of the HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts brand. Board contribution: Keith is responsible for the executive management of the Group and ensuring the implementation of Board strategy and policy. Other appointments: Keith is a graduate of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and is currently a member of its Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Dean's Advisory Board.

Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson

Mr. Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC., effective January 1, 2014. He 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 and 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). Board contribution: Paul is responsible, together with the Board, for overseeing the financial operations of the Group and setting its financial strategy. Other appointments: Currently a Non-Executive Director of Thomas Cook Group plc.

Jolyon Bulley

Mr. Jolyon Warren Lewis Bulley is Chief Executive Officer - Greater China of the Company. Prior to Jolyon’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer for Greater China, Jolyon 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 and Marketing for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific in 2003, relocated to Singapore in 2005 and held positions of Vice President Operations South East Asia and India, Vice President Resorts, and Vice President Operations, South East and South West Asia. Jolyon graduated from William Angliss institute in Melbourne with a concentration on Tourism and Hospitality. Key responsibilities: These include the management, growth and profitability of IHG’s fastest growing region, Greater China.

Kenneth Macpherson

Mr. Kenneth Macpherson is Chief Executive Officer - EMEAA of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC. He became Chief Executive Officer, EMEAA in January 2018. Kenneth was previously IHG’s CEO for Greater China, a role he held from 2013 to 2017. Kenneth has extensive experience across sales, marketing strategy, business development and operations. In addition to 12 years living and working in China, Kenneth’s career includes experience in Asia, the UK, France and South Africa. Before IHG, Kenneth worked for 20 years at Diageo, one of the UK's leading branded companies. His senior management positions included serving as Managing Director of Diageo Greater China, where he helped to build the company’s presence and led the landmark deal to acquire ShuiJingFang, a leading manufacturer of China’s national drink, and one of the first foreign acquisitions of a Chinese listed company. Key responsibilities: Kenneth is responsible for the management, growth and profitability of the EMEAA region. He also manages a portfolio of hotels in some of the world’s most exciting destinations, in both mature and emerging markets.

Ranjay Radhakrishnan

Mr. Ranjay Radhakrishnan is Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. He 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 and 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 and lived in several countries, including the UK, the Netherlands, Singapore, UAE and India. Key responsibilities: These include global talent management, learning and capability building, diversity, organisation development, reward and benefit programmes, employee relations, and all aspects of the people and organisation strategy for the Group.

George Turner

Mr. George Turner is Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial and Technology Officer of the Company. He joined IHG in 2008 and spent a decade as IHG’s EVP, General Counsel and Company Secretary, with responsibility for corporate goverance, risk and assurance, corporate responsibility and information security. He 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. In February 2019 George was appointed as Chief Commercial and Technology Officer, continuing as Company Secretary until 1 March 2019. Key responsibilities: As EVP, General Counsel and Company Secretary, these included corporate governance, risk management, information security, insurance, regulatory compliance, internal audit, legal and hotel standards. As EVP, Chief Commercial and Technology Officer, these include global sales, distribution, revenue management, property systems, digital and voice, information s George Turner security and technology.

Nicolette Henfrey

Ms. Nicolette Henfrey is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. She joined IHG in 2001, and was appointed Deputy Company Secretary in August 2011, during which time she worked very closely with the Board, Executive Committee and wider organisation to ensure best-in-class delivery and compliance across our legal and regulatory areas. Nicolette is a solicitor and prior to joining IHG worked for Linklaters in London and Findlay & Tait (now Bowman Gilfillan) in South Africa. She will be appointed as Company Secretary from 1 March 2019. Key responsibilities: These include overseeing our approach to corporate governance, risk management, insurance, regulatory compliance, internal audit, legal and hotel standards.

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, where she led communications activity around the launch of a new digital learning channel and around the BBC’s educational output for both adults and children. 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. Key responsibilities: These include all global communications activity, ensuring that it supports and enables IHG’s broader strategic priorities. This includes all external and internal activity, covering both corporate and brand communications, as well as leading IHG’s Corporate Responsibility strategy and key public affairs work.

Claire Bennett

Ms. Claire M. Bennett is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. She joined IHG with an in-depth knowledge of the travel and tourism industry having 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 and Lifestyle, where she led a team responsible for delivering luxury lifestyle services. Prior to this, Claire held roles as GM for Consumer Loyalty, GM for US Consumer Travel, and Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Brand Management, where she led worldwide advertising, media, sponsorship and marketing research teams. Claire has also held senior marketing positions at Dell, as well as finance and general management roles at The Quaker Oats Company, building significant 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. Claire is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Key responsibilities: These include all aspects of our brands, loyalty strategy and programmes, sponsorships, strategic partnerships, insights and analytics and marketing execution.

Elie Maalouf

Mr. Elie Maalouf is Chief Executive Officer - Americas, Executive Director of the Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC., effective 1 January 2018. He 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, where he was also a member of the board of directors. 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. Board contribution: 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. Other appointments: Currently a member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association Executive Committee of the Board and the US Travel Association CEO Roundtable. Elie also sits on the Investment Advisory Council of the U. S. Department of Commerce. In addition, Elie serves as a member of the Global Advisory Council at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and is a board member of the Atlanta Committee for Progress.

Anne Busquet

Ms. Anne M. Busquet is Independent Non-Executive Director of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC. She 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. Board contribution: Anne brings more than 20 years’ experience in senior positions in multinational companies, predominantly in the financial, branded and digital-commerce sectors. Other appointments: Anne is currently the President of AMB Advisors, an independent consulting firm, and Managing Director at Golden Seeds LLC, an angel investment company. She also serves on the boards of Pitney Bowes, MTBC and Elior Group and on the advisory boards of JEGI and SheSpeaks.

Ian Dyson

Mr. Ian Dyson is Independent Non-Executive Director of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC., effective September 1, 2013. He has held a number of senior executive and finance roles, including Group Finance and 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, 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. Board contribution: Ian has gained significant experience from working in various senior finance roles, predominantly in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors. Ian became Chair 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 and Chair of the Audit Committee of SSP Group plc, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of ASOS plc and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Paddy Power Betfair plc.

Jo Harlow

Ms. Jo Harlow is Independent Non-Executive Director of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC., effective September 1, 2014. She 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. Board contribution: Jo has over 25 years’ experience working in various senior roles, predominantly in the branded and technology sectors. Jo became Chair of the Remuneration Committee on 1 October 2017, and as such she is responsible for setting the remuneration policy. Jo is also a member of the Nomination Committee. Other appointments: Currently a member of the Supervisory Board of Ceconomy AG, and a Non-Executive Director of Halma plc and J Sainsbury plc.

Luke Mayhew

Mr. Luke Mayhew is Independent Non-Executive Director of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC., effective from July 1, 2011. He has 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 WHSmith PLC and Chair of Pets at Home Group Plc. Board contribution: Luke has over 30 years’ experience in senior roles in the branded sector and was Remuneration Committee Chair at Brambles Limited from 2006 to 2014 and at IHG from July 2011 to September 2017. Other appointments: 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 Independent Non-Executive Director of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC., effective June 1, 2013. She 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. Board contribution: Jill has over 30 years’ experience working with high-profile international consumer-facing brands at both marketing and operational level. As Chair of the Corporate Responsibility Committee, she is responsible for corporate responsibility objectives and strategy and approach to sustainable development. Other appointments: 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., since May 31, 2014. He 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. Board contribution: 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. Other appointments: Currently a Non-Executive Director of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., and Non-Executive Chair of Marlin 1 (holding company for Young’s Seafood International Holdings Ltd.).

Malina Ngai

Ms. Malina Ngai is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company., effective March 1, 2017. She 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 13 brands including Watsons, Superdrug, Savers, The Perfume Shop, Kruidvat, ICI Paris XL and ParknShop. In addition, Malina is Vice Chair of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association and was previously a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited. Board contribution: 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. Other appointments: Currently Group Chief Operating Officer of A.S.Watson Group and Vice Chair of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association.

Heather Wood