Sheppard joins InterContinental Hotels as managing director

 Tuesday, February 6, 2018 


karinIndustry leader Karin Sheppard has been appointed by the InterContinnetal Hotels Group as managing director for IHG across its European business.



Sheppard will be based in IHG’s global headquarters in Buckinghamshire and will be responsible for driving the sustainable long-term growth of IHG and the performance of its European hotels.



She holds more than 15 years of IHG experience and more than 20 years of international experience across technology, telecommunications and hospitality.



Before joining as the managing director for Europe in January 2018, Sheppard served as chief operating officer of Australasia and Japan for IHG, leading the operations.



Sheppard oversaw the market debut of the Holiday Inn Express brand and the signing of a portfolio deal to develop EVEN Hotels across Australasia during her three years tenure.



Sheppard commented on her appointment  that Europe being a fantastic continent us full of diversity and opportunity.



IHG has  revitalized  their brands and launched new ones over the last few years has set us up well to make the most of this.



She was looking forward to leading the team and  continue to deliver quality growth and brand excellence for our hotel owners and guests.

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