Named Member of the Board
At the Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) in Sydney
The Chief Operating Officer of one of Australia’s largest and most established hotel groups –
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) – has been appointed to the Board of Tourism
Accommodation Australia (TAA).
Karin Sheppard is IHG’s Chief Operating Officer for Australasia & Japan region, overseeing the
operations and performance of some 70 hotels in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and
Japan across brands including the luxury InterContinental Hotels & Resorts; business and
meetings focused Crowne Plaza and the midscale Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands.
She is also responsible for the regional operations teams based in Sydney and Tokyo.
Over the course of her 15 years with IHG, Karin has held senior commercial roles in Australasia,
Europe and the Middle East. Before taking on her current role, she was Chief Commercial Officer
for Asia, Middle East & Africa based in Singapore, where she led key commercial functions
including Brand Management, Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management.