IHG CFO to step down

Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson will step down from the board of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and his role as CFO/group head of strategy to take up a new position outside of the company.

He will leave IHG in six months. The company has begun the process of appointing a successor.

Edgecliffe-Johnson joined the company in 2004 and held a number of senior roles before being appointed CFO and to the board and executive committee in 2014. He additionally took on the leadership of IHG’s strategy function in 2019.

“Paul has established excellent relationships across all our key stakeholders during his nearly 20 years at IHG,” said Deanna Oppenheimer, chair, IHG. “I want to thank him for his contribution to the board and executive committee.”

Keith Barr, CEO, IHG, added, “Paul has played a major role in helping IHG achieve its growth ambitions through expanding our brand portfolio, investing in our enterprise platform and building a strong finance team. Although we are sad to see Paul go, we wish him all the very best for the future.”

“It has been a huge privilege to have spent almost two decades as part of such a dynamic and successful business,” said Edgecliffe-Johnson. “I have valued working with talented colleagues and I will be leaving in the knowledge that IHG is well-positioned for further success.”