A member of the Executive Committee
A member of the Board
Richard has been Chief Executive of IHG since July 2011.
Before taking up the role of Chief Executive, Richard was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Commercial Development at IHG. In this role, Richard was responsible for corporate and regional finance, Group financial control, asset management, strategy, investor relations, tax, treasury, internal audit and commercial development.
Richard joined the Group in June 1992 and subsequently held a number of senior roles including Chief Operating Officer of the Americas Hotels division, being appointed Finance Director of the company in March 2003. In this role he was responsible for overseeing the separation of IHG from Six Continents later in 2003 and the IPO of the Britvic soft drinks division in late 2005.
From July to December 2008, Richard also served as Interim President, Americas, in addition to his responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer.
Richard is a qualified Chartered Accountant and prior to joining IHG worked in Investment banking for seven years with Hill Samuel Bank, based in New York and London.