At a GlanceCEO/Director, Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC. Richard Solomons, Age 50, Appointed Chief Executive in July 2011. Previously Chief Financial Officer and Head of Commercial Development. Joined the Group in 1992 and held a variety of senior financial and operational roles, including Chief Operating Officer of The Americas Hotels division. Became Finance Director of the Hotels business in October 2002 in anticipation of the Separation of Six Continents PLC in April 2003. A chartered accountant and a member of the Executive Committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council.