InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has made two new senior appointments in the UK.
Karan Khanna, VP, Design & Engineering, has been appointed VP, Operations, UK&I. Michael Walsh, currently head of Capital Projects at IHG, will assume Karan’s vacated role. Both execs began their new roles today (15th July).
Karan will report to Stephen McCall, COO, Europe, and become a member of the Operations Leadership Team.
McCall said: “Karan brings valuable know-how to the Operations team, with his broad ranging background in brand building, strategy, planning and asset management, combined with his leadership skills and owner relationships, he will be key in delivering IHG’s Operational Strategy and accelerate our operation performance across UK &I.”
In assuming his new role as VP, Design & Engineering, Michael will report directly to Robert Shepherd, chief development officer, Europe and sit on the Development, Design & Openings (DD&O) Leadership Team.
Shepherd said: “Michael’s strong owner relationships, deep understanding of all IHG brands, extensive knowledge of all technical disciplines, as well as his open and collaborative leadership and working style makes him suited to lead the Design & Enegineering team as the Design, Developments & Openings team embarks on the next phase of its growth strategy.”