IHG PLC Board Appointment
IHG PLC Board Appointment
9 August 2011- IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today announces the appointment of Tracy Robbins, Executive Vice President Global Human Resources and Group Operations Support, to the Board as an Executive Director, effective immediately.
Tracy joined IHG as an Executive Committee member in December 2005, taking responsibility for global talent management, leadership development, employee reward strategy and implementation. In 2010 she assumed responsibility for Group Operations Support, driving operational best practice across the business and she continues in this expanded role.
Commenting on her appointment, David Webster, IHG's non-executive Chairman, said: "Our ability to attract, develop and retain top talent across the business is increasingly important as we implement our ambitious expansion plans. With over 335,000 people working in our hotels around the world and the need to recruit a further 160,000 as we open new hotels over the next three to four years, our people agenda plays a major role in our growth strategy. Tracy is an outstanding executive and her role is central to our strategy. I am delighted to welcome her to the Board."
Richard Solomons, Chief Executive of IHG, added: "Operating in a service based industry, our people lie at the heart of delivering great guest experiences. Tracy has transformed how we think about this over the last six years and her appointment to the Board is recognition of the importance of our people to our success."
No information is required to be disclosed pursuant to LR 9.6.13R (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) and (6) in respect of this appointment.
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Tracy Robbins - Biography:
Tracy Robbins joined IHG in 2005 as Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources. In 2010 she assumed additional accountability for Group Operations Support, and in 2011 she was promoted to the IHG Board. Her role includes global talent management, leadership development, employee engagement, employee reward and driving operational best practice across the business.
Tracy has over 25 years experience in global human resources and leadership development. Prior to joining IHG, she was Group Human Resources Leadership & Development Director at Compass Group PLC, where she developed and implemented a global culture change programme across 450,000 employees, 170 different companies and 95 countries. Before Compass, she was Group Human Resources and Quality Director of Forte Hotels Group where she managed the people strategy for the merger, demerger and auction process. She also spent seven years at Tesco as a Retail Human Resources Manager where she implemented a culture change and restructuring strategy across 150 stores.
Tracy holds a Master of Science degree with distinction in Business Leadership from Revans University and a Bachelor Degree (Honours) in Home Economics Food Science and Nutrition from Leeds University. Tracy received industry recognition from Personnel Today as HR Director of the Year in 2010 for her contribution to IHG's business strategy.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global company operating seven well-known hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® . IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with almost 60 million members worldwide.
IHG is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms and IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns, through various subsidiaries, a portfolio of over 4,400 hotels and more than 656,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world.
IHG has more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline and expects to recruit around 160,000 people worldwide 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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