UK – InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (“IHG”) today announces that Mr Ian Dyson is to be appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of IHG. He will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 September 2013. He will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 September 2013.
Ian is currently a Non-Executive Director of Punch Taverns plc, a Non Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Betfair Group plc and, from 1 October 2013, he will be Senior Independent and Non-Executive Director of ASOS plc. Ian has held a number of senior executive and finance roles including Group Finance & Operations Director for Marks & Spencer Group plc for 5 years from 2005 to 2010, where he oversaw significant changes in the business. In addition, Ian was CEO of Punch Taverns plc, Finance Director for the Rank Group, and Group Financial Controller and Finance Director for the hotels division of the Hilton Group.
Commenting on Mr Dyson’s appointment, Patrick Cescau, IHG’s Non Executive Chairman, said, “I look forward to welcoming Ian to the IHG Board. His understanding of the hotel sector and his wealth of experience in senior executive and finance roles will be of great value to the Group.”
Mr Dyson will serve as a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
About InterContinental Hotels Group
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® Hotels, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express® Hotels, Staybridge Suites® Hotels, Candlewood Suites® Hotels, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 74 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet for Elites across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and 678,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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