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Asia Pacific Tourism Destination Investment Conference
Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference
22-23 October 2013
Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre, Sochi, Russia
North America Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference
20-22 November 2013
Brazil Hospitality Investment Conference
5-6 May 2014
São Paulo, Brazil
Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference
20-21 May 2014
Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference
9-10 June 2014
Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center, Turkey
Chief Executive Officer
Richard is Chief Executive Officer of IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), the world’s largest hotel company by number of rooms.
Before taking up the role of Chief Executive Officer in July 2011, Richard was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Commercial Development at IHG. In this role he was responsible for corporate and regional finance, Group financial control, asset management, strategy, investor relations, tax, treasury, internal audit and commercial development.
From July to December 2008, Richard also served as Interim President, Americas, in addition to his responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer.
He joined IHG in June 1992 and has held a number of senior roles including Chief Operating Officer of the Americas Hotels division. He was appointed Finance Director of the company in March 2003. In this role, Richard was responsible for overseeing the separation of IHG from Six Continents in 2003 and the IPO of the Britvic soft drinks division in late 2005.
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. He is a graduate of Manchester University.
Richard is 51 years old, married with three children and lives in Hertfordshire.