Annie Brown, Senior Vice President, Global Procurement and Cost Efficiency, IHG

Annie joined IHG in February 1998. She took on the role of CPO in December 2012. In 2014, her remit grew to encompass cost efficiency and in 2016 Annie was promoted to senior vice president, global procurement and cost efficiency.  Under Annie’s leadership the procurement function has been transformed, driving significant value for both IHG and the hotel owner community.

Annie is a senior procurement leader with experience of working at executive board level and enjoys leading multi-disciplinary global teams. She has a track record of achieving results in a dynamic and complex global organisations, with strong commercial and general management experience gained whilst in key roles in both procurement and regional operating roles.

She has strong commercial and change management skills, which over the years have been leveraged not only in procurement but also in other areas such as transformational programmes, operations and food and beverage development.

Prior to IHG, Annie worked for Invicta Leisure, in its time one of the leading golf and leisure companies in the UK, heading up its retail division.  Before venturing into the corporate world Annie spent three years training as a nurse and five years as a qualified nurse in areas such as coronary care and accident & emergency. 

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