InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed Tom
Singer to the Board and Executive Committee as Chief Financial
Officer, effective 26 September 2011.
Tom takes over the CFO role
from Richard Solomons, who became Chief Executive on 1 July 2011,
and joins IHG from global healthcare group BUPA where he has been
Group Finance Director since 2008.
Chief Executive of IHG,
Richard Solomons, said, “I am delighted Tom Singer is joining IHG.
His broad commercial and international experience make him an
ideal fit. With a track record of working across a broad range of
sectors to drive positive change, he is a welcome addition to the
team and I am looking forward to working with him.”
Prior to joining BUPA, Tom was with William Hill
for five years, first as Group Finance Director and then as Chief
Operating Officer. While there he took the private equity-owned
business public. As Chief Operating Officer he was responsible for
the running of over 2,200 betting shops, two call centres and the
internet business - moving away from the finance brief to a more
operationally led, general management role.
He has also been Finance Director and a main
board director at Moss Bros PLC and has held managerial positions
with McKinsey & Company, where he spent five years and Price
Waterhouse working in both London and New York.
Singer, incoming CFO, added, “IHG has a strong stable of
international brands. I am looking forward to getting started, supporting the Group development plans around the world.”
Tom is 48 years old, a qualified Chartered
Accountant and holds a BSC (Hons) in Economics & Accounting from
the University of Bristol in England.
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