InterContinental Hotels Group announces Deanna Oppenheimer to its Board as upcoming Non-Executive Director and Chair Designate

– UK, Denham –  InterContinental Hotels Group (LON: IHG | NYSE: IHG) today announced the appointment of Deanna Oppenheimer as Non-Executive Director and Chair Designate, effective 1 June 2022, to succeed Non-Executive Chair Patrick Cescau who will retire on 31 August 2022.

Deanna’s extensive board and executive-level experience across high-profile consumer brands will bring valuable insights and perspectives to IHG.

About Deanna Oppenheimer

Deanna Oppenheimer said: “I am delighted to be joining the IHG Board and to have the opportunity to work with Keith and his Executive Committee to ensure that IHG’s strategic priorities and responsible business goals continue to be delivered successfully. Patrick leaves behind a strong legacy and I look forward to working closely with my new Board colleagues to guide IHG’s next phase of growth.”

Deanna Oppenheimer will succeed in the role of Chair at IHG on 1 September 2022. She is currently serving as Non-Executive Chair of Hargreaves Lansdown plc and is on the Board of Thomson Reuters Corporation. Between 2005 – 2011, Deanna worked at Barclays plc where she was COO of the UK business before becoming CEO of UK and Western Europe Retail Banking and subsequently Vice-Chair, Global Retail Banking. Before this, Deanna was the President of Consumer Banking at Washington Mutual, Inc.

She was formerly on the Boards of Tesco PLC (as Senior Independent Director), Tesco Bank, Whitbread PLC, Worldpay, Inc., AXA S.A., BrooksSports, Inc., Vettd, Inc., NCR Corporation, Catellus Development Corporation, UNICO Group, Inc, and Plum Creek Timber, Company Inc.

Deanna is the founder of CameoWorks, LLC, an advisory firm to CEOs of early-stage technology companies, and BoardReady. She sits on the private boards of Seattle-based Joshua Green Corporation and Slalom, LLC. Formerly, she was a senior advisor to Bain & Company, Inc.

Her non-profit roles include sitting on the global governing board for PATH, one of the leading global health NGOs, as well as other educational and arts organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

About IHG Hotels & Resorts

IHG Hotels & Resorts is a global hospitality company, with a purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good.

With a family of 17 hotel brands and IHG Rewards, one of the world’s largest hotel loyalty programs, IHG has over 6,000 open hotels in more than 100 countries and a further 1,800 in the development pipeline.

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