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Interstate welcomes Hazel Hogben to senior HR role

Interstate welcomes Hazel Hogben to senior HR role

June 9, 2019 | Community, News, Openings, Our Team, Signings

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Interstate Hotels & Resorts has appointed Hazel Hogben as Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

With a HR career spanning over 20 years, Hazel is a highly experienced HR professional who began her career in retail operations. She then spent 12 years with IHG as Head of HR for Global Functions before moving to Head of HR Operations for the UK & Ireland Her last position with IHG was as Head of HR Operations across Europe, Russia and CIS as well as the Middle East.

Hazel said: “I am delighted to be joining the Interstate team. To be able to participate in the ambitious growth of the organisation globally, working with some incredibly passionate and energetic people who share the same vision and determination to succeed is a fantastic opportunity for me.

“I’m really excited to develop the commerciality aspect within the HR function to ensure that it is fit for the future in this ever-evolving industry as well enhancing the development opportunities available for colleagues at all levels. I come from a background where having European knowledge of legislation, culture and people is essential and I think this experience will help enhance the HR capabilities here at Interstate even further.

“The ambition of Interstate, its goals and road map to deliver through its people is something that makes the company really stand out in the hospitality industry and I am looking forward to being part of the journey.”

Nicholas Northam, Executive Vice President – International for Interstate Hotels & Resorts, said: “Hazel’s experience across all of our key markets will be a tremendous asset to us as we continue to grow across the region. She brings a wealth of experience that will not only help develop the HR function of our business, but also the organisation as a whole as we look to reaffirm our position as a leading third-party hotel management company across the globe.

“Hazel is set to play a major part in our future plans and we are thrilled to welcome her to the Interstate family.”