headshot: Wayne Hoare

DENHAM, U.K. — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has appointed Wayne Hoare as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).

Hoare will join the business on September 14 and will become a member of IHG’s Executive Committee, replacing Ranjay Radhakrishnan who stepped down from the role in February this year. He will also join IHG’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Board.

“As we focus on the next chapter in our company’s journey, the continuing work we’re doing to build our culture and nurture key talent has never been more important,” says Keith Barr, Chief Executive Officer, IHG. “I’m excited to be bringing Wayne’s rich and diverse experience to IHG and I look forward to welcoming him as a member of IHG’s Executive Committee.”

Hoare has more than 30 years of experience in HR, and joins IHG from RCL FOODS — the second largest foods business in South Africa — where he has spent the last eight years as the company’s CHRO, He previously spent 26 years at Unilever, where he worked across a broad range of HR roles in both mature and developing markets in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.


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