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IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) has appointed industry leader Karin Sheppard as Managing Director for IHG across its European business. 

Based in IHG’s global headquarters in Buckinghamshire, Karin is responsible for driving the sustainable long term growth of IHG and the performance of its European hotels. Karin brings more than 15 years of IHG experience and more than 20 years of international experience across technology, telecommunications and hospitality. 

Prior to her appointment as Managing Director for Europe in January 2018, Karin served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Australasia and Japan, leading the operations and performance of close to 70 hotels. In her three years as COO, Karin oversaw the market debut of the Holiday Inn Express® brand and the signing of a portfolio deal to develop EVEN® Hotels across Australasia. She was also appointed a Board Member of both Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) and the Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF). 

On her appointment, Karin Sheppard commented: “Europe is a fantastic continent, full of diversity and opportunity. The progress and achievements IHG has made in revitalising our brands and launching new ones over the last few years has set us up well to make the most of this. I look forward to leading the team as we continue to deliver quality growth and brand excellence for our hotel owners and guests.”

During her 15 years with IHG, Karin has held several senior roles in Europe, Australasia and the Middle East, spanning commercial, operations and brand development. Previous appointments include Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for Asia, Middle East and Africa, and Vice President, Brand Management for Europe, Middle East & Africa. 

About IHG

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. 
 
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,300 hotels and more than 785,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.   
 
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
 
Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information.

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