InterContinental Hotels Group [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today announces that Arthur de Haast is to be appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of IHG. He will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 January 2020.
Arthur de Haast is a Senior Director of JLL, the NYSE-listed professional services firm specialising in real estate and investment management. He will step down from JLL's Global Capital Markets Board on 31 December 2019, assuming an advisory role as Chairman of JLL's Capital Markets Advisory Council, in early 2020.
Arthur was previously Chairman and Global CEO of JLL's Hotels and Hospitality Group, with responsibility for 300 professionals who provided advisory and transactional services to hotel owners and operators across 20 countries.
In addition, Arthur is a member of JLL's Global Sustainability Board, member of the Advisory Board of the Scottish Business School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and past Chairman of the Institute of Hospitality.
Patrick Cescau, Non-Executive Chair, IHG, commented: "Arthur brings more than 30 years of relevant capital markets, hotels and hospitality experience, along with significant Board-level knowledge around sustainability, all of which are important areas of focus for IHG. He also has a truly global perspective and significant insight into the Asian market which is a key focus for IHG. I look forward to welcoming Arthur to the IHG Board."
Arthur will serve on the Remuneration and Corporate Responsibility Committees of the IHG Board.
Pursuant to LR 9.6.13R, Arthur is an independent non-executive director of Chalet Hotels Limited, a public company, quoted on the Bombay Stock Exchange, (BSE).
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