InterContinental Hotels Group announces Graham Allan to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, Denham –  InterContinental Hotels Group (LON: IHG | NYSE: IHG) today announced the appointment of Graham Allan to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director effective from 1 September 2020.

“Graham has more than 40 years of high-quality strategic, commercial and brand expertise. This significant experience, combined with Board and senior roles at global businesses in multiple geographies, will be a valuable addition and I look forward to welcoming Graham to the IHG Board,” said Non-Executive Chair, Patrick Cescau.

Graham will serve on the Audit and Remuneration Committees of the IHG Board.

About Graham Allan

Graham is currently Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at Intertek Group plc and Independent Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods plc. He also serves as a director of private companies as Chairman of Bata Footwear, Director of Americana Foods and Chairman of Nando’s Restaurants.

He was Group Chief Executive of Dairy Farm International Holdings Ltd, for five years before retiring from executive roles in December 2017.

From 2003-2012, he was President and CEO of Yum Restaurants International and led the development of global brands KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in more than 120 international markets. During this time, he served on the IHG Board as a Non-Executive Director from 2010-2012, when he moved to Hong Kong as Chief Operating Officer of Dairy Farm International. Prior to his tenure with Yum Restaurants, he held senior positions in multinational food and beverage companies and worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. Inc.

About IHG

InterContinental Hotels Group is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, voco, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, avid hotels, Staybridge Suites, Atwell Suites, and Candlewood Suites.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,900 hotels and approximately 883,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. Approximately 400,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

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