– UK – Susan Farr was on 12 December 2013 appointed to the Board of Directors of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc as an independent non-executive director and a member of the Remuneration Committee, each with immediate effect.  Sue currently serves as Executive Director, Business Development on the Executive Board of Chime Communications plc, where she has worked since 2003, and as a non-executive director of Dairy Crest plc and Motivcom plc.  Prior to her current roles, Sue had a successful career in marketing, business development and corporate communications, having held senior positions at Vauxhall Motors UK, Golin Harris International, the British Broadcasting Corporation and Thames Television plc.  Sue also acted as the Chair of both The Marketing Society (1994) and the Marketing Group of Great Britain (2001 – 2002).

“I am delighted to welcome Sue to Millennium & Copthorne,” said Chairman Kwek Leng Beng.  “Sue brings a wealth of experience and proven track record with regard to marketing, communication and business development, which will help to support the group’s efforts to strengthen its branding and marketing strategies and drive incremental revenue from our existing portfolio.”

“M&C has a fascinating portfolio of brands,” said Sue Farr, “I relish the opportunity to provide fresh ideas on branding and marketing. This is a unique opportunity and I look forward to applying my expertise to help further develop M&C’s strategy in those respects.”

Separately, the Company announces today that Ian Batey has resigned as an independent non-executive director of the Company.  Ian’s resignation will be effective on 20 February 2014, immediately following the next meeting of the Board of Directors.  “I would like to thank Ian for his service to the Board and wish him every success in the future,” said Chairman Kwek.

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