Tom takes over the CFO role from Richard Solomons, who became Chief Executive on 1 July 2011, and joins IHG from global healthcare group BUPA where he has been Group Finance Director since 2008.

Chief Executive of IHG, Richard Solomons, said: “I am delighted Tom Singer is joining IHG. His broad commercial and international experience make him an ideal fit. With a track record of working across a broad range of sectors to drive positive change, he is a welcome addition to the team and I am looking forward to working with him.”

Tom Singer, incoming CFO, added: “IHG has a strong stable of international brands. I am looking forward to getting started, supporting the Group development plans around the world.”