British global hospitality company InterContinental Hotels Group PLC has promoted its longtime executive vice president, general counsel and company secretary, George Turner, to the role of chief commercial and technology officer.
Nicolette Henfrey, who has served as IHG’s deputy company secretary and head of corporate legal, has been tapped to succeed Turner, according to an announcement Wednesday. A company representative referred to the announcement in response to a request for interviews with Henfrey and Turner.
Both will continue to serve on IHG’s executive committee and report to IHG CEO Keith Barr.
IHG is headquartered in Denham village of Buckinghamshire, England, and franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,500 hotels throughout the world, including Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites. IHG has more than 375,000 employees in its hotels and corporate offices in nearly 100 countries.
In his new role, Turner will be responsible for global sales, distribution, revenue management, property systems, digital and voice, technology and information security. While serving as IHG’s chief lawyer for a decade, he oversaw the company’s approach to risk and assurance, information security and compliance.
Turner previously had a stint with DLA Piper before going to work for the now-defunct British chemical company Imperial Chemical Industries, where he served as deputy company secretary, among other roles.
As general counsel, Henfrey will oversee IHG’s approach to corporate governance, risk management, insurance, regulatory compliance, internal audit, legal and hotel standards, according to IHG.
She joined IHG in 2001 as vice president and senior group legal adviser and in 2011 was appointed deputy company secretary, a position in which she worked with the board, executive committee and the wider organization to ensure legal and regulatory compliance.
Henfrey previously worked for Linklaters in London and Findlay & Tait, now Bowmans, in South Africa.