David Markham

David Markham, Vice President Operations, East China, IHG,
is standing for the position of At-Large

I have been working with InterContinental Hotel Group for over 30 years in various managerial roles at business unit level and in corporate support center roles. This has been across the UK, Africa, Asia and the Middle East but predominantly in China where I have lived and worked for the last 20 years. While I have worked in Shanghai for the last 8 years as a Vice President Operations I also have experience as a Hotel Regional General Manager in Beijing, Shenyang, Wuhan and Shenzhen so have extensive knowledge of the different markets across the country. My core passion is not only to provide true hospitality for all but develop and nurture talent especially in the China context.

If elected to the committee I will bring a passion to grow talent and providing life changing opportunities for our members and the broader community. With IHG’s diverse hotel ownership profile across a spectrum of SOE, major real estate organisations and high net worth individual hotel owners, I will bring a deep understanding of building effective partnerships that enable and drive high performance levels.