David is a travel industry veteran with 17 years experience including time at British Airways and Hilton International. David has been with IHG for six years and in his most recent role as Vice President, Global Brand Management for the Crowne Plaza brand, was instrumental in laying the groundwork for a global brand refresh, planned to take place over the next three years. Reporting to Tom Seddon and Jan Smits, Managing Director Asia Australasia, David will transfer from Denham to Singapore, taking up his new role mid September.

IHG Chief Marketing Officer, Tom Seddon commented,: "With our strong stable of brands, we are serious about developing a higher profile in the resorts market. David's IHG experience gives him unique insight into the DNA of our brands and we are confident we will develop hotels in outstanding locations that we know our guests will love."