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IHG Makes Changes to Board

Tuesday February 18th, 2014 - 10:16AM

ATLANTA—David Kappler will retire from the IHG board and his role as an independent non-executive director of IHG effective May 31. 

Kappler, who was appointed to IHG’s board in 2004, will step down as chairman of the audit committee effective April 1, and will be replaced by Ian Dyson, a director of IHG and a member of IHG’s Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Dyson was appointed to the board September 2013. He has held a number of senior executive and finance roles including group finance & operations director for Marks & Spencer Group plc for five years from 2005 to 2010, where he oversaw significant changes in the business. In addition, he was CEO of Punch Taverns plc, finance director for the Rank Group and group financial controller and finance director for the hotels division of the Hilton Group. Dyson is currently a non-executive director of Punch Taverns plc, a non-executive director and chairman of the Audit Committee of Betfair Group plc and senior independent and non-executive director of ASOS plc.

Dale Morrison, a director of IHG and a member of IHG’s Audit, Corporate Responsibility and Nomination Committees, will be appointed senior independent director with effect from May 31. Morrison was appointed to the board in 2011. A founding partner of TriPointe Capital Partners, a private equity firm, Morrison was previously president and CEO of McCain Foods Limited and president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company. He is currently a non-executive director of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. and chairman of Findus Group Limited.