Wayne Hoare, Intercontinental Hotels Group (US)

2021 HRD Global 100

CHRO

Wayne Hoare is the chief human resources officer at Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies. He is part of IHG’s executive committee as well as the group’s global diversity and inclusion board. Hoare joined the business in September 2020, bringing with him more than three decades of HR experience. He was most recently with RCL FOODS, the second largest foods business in South Africa, where he served as CHRO for the last eight years, leading the company’s culture building and talent strategy for 25,000 employees. Prior to joining RCL FOODS, Hoare spent 26 years at Unilever, where he worked across a broad range of HR roles across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.