Katharyne leads HR strategies to support marketing colleagues in Atlanta, London, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney in order to deliver support for IHG’s growth ambitions. Joining the organization in 2017, Katharyne has been part of leading the multi-year journey of ground-up organization design, operating model optimization and talent strategies.
Katharyne started her career at The Home Depot growing across a number of teams in the organization including Mergers and Acquisitions, Employee Relations, Supply Chain, Operations, Home Services and as Chief of Staff to the CHRO. Katharyne then joined YUM! Brands as Director HR United Kingdom and Ireland. She supported the KFC brand comprising of over 800 restaurants and 25,000 team members.
Depending on the football/basketball season, Katharyne is a proud Gator. She holds an BA and MBA from the University of Florida.
Katharyne her husband Matt, 7-year-old and 5-year-old can be found any given weekend adventuring with a particular love for National Parks, new global discoveries and of course, fantastic hospitality experiences!