Jill has been Chief Executive Officer and President for the Northern Europe Division for McDonald’s since September 2010 and was Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer UK & Northern Division from 2006 to 2010. Previously, Jill spent 16 years with British Airways and held a number of senior marketing positions in the UK and overseas.

Commenting on her appointment, Patrick Cescau, IHG’s Non-Executive Chairman, said “I am very pleased that Jill has agreed to join the IHG Board. Her wealth of experience in franchising and marketing will be extremely positive for the Group. I very much look forward to working with her.”

Jill will also serve on the Audit and Nomination Committees of the IHG Board.