IHG's CFO, group head of strategy stepping down

Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson is set to step down from the board and his role as InterContinental Hotels Group’s chief financial officer and group head of strategy to take up a new position outside of IHG.

Edgecliffe-Johnson joined IHG in 2004 and held a number of senior roles before being appointed CFO and to the board and executive committee in 2014. He additionally took on the leadership of IHG’s strategy function in 2019. 

Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson
Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson (IHG)

“It has been a huge privilege to have spent almost two decades as part of such a dynamic and successful business,” he said in a statement. “I have valued working with talented colleagues and I will be leaving in the knowledge that IHG is well positioned for further success.”

Edgecliffe-Johnson will leave IHG in six months. The company has begun the process of appointing a successor. “Paul has established excellent relationships across all our key stakeholders during his nearly 20 years at IHG,” said Deanna Oppenheimer, chair of IHG. “I want to thank him for his contribution to the board and executive committee.”

“Paul has played a major role in helping IHG achieve its growth ambitions through expanding our brand portfolio, investing in our enterprise platform and building a strong finance team,” IHG CEO Keith Barr said. “Although we are sad to see Paul go, we wish him all the very best for the future.”