Wayne Hoare Named Chief Human Resources Officer for IHG

Wayne Hoare
Wayne Hoare

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has today announced the appointment of Wayne Hoare as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).

Wayne will join the business on 14 September and will become a member of IHG’s Executive Committee, replacing Ranjay Radhakrishnan who stepped down from the role in February this year. Wayne will also join IHG’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Board.

Wayne has more than 30 years of experience in HR, and joins IHG from RCL FOODS , the second largest foods business in South Africa, where he has spent the last eight years as the company’s CHRO, leading RCL FOODS’ culture building and talent strategy for 25,000 employees. Prior to joining RCL FOODS, Wayne spent 26 years at Unilever, where he worked across a broad range of HR roles in both mature and developing markets in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Keith Barr, Chief Executive Officer, IHG, commented: “As we focus on the next chapter in our company’s journey, the continuing work we’re doing to build our culture and nurture key talent has never been more important. I’m excited to be bringing Wayne’s rich and diverse experience to IHG and I look forward to welcoming him as a member of IHG’s Executive Committee.”

Wayne Hoare commented: “I admire IHG as a truly global company and one where people are at the heart of the business. I was really struck by the opportunity to contribute to the work being done to build such a vibrant and diverse culture and I look forward to joining the team.”