SpecialityVice President Global Procurement, InterContinental Hotels Group
Brett Whitfield joined IHG in 2019 as VP of Global Procurement, managing Hotel Procurement for the EMEAA Region.
Brett has a deep international procurement history in the F&B industry from 15 years in Nestle in various senior procurement roles. His diverse international experience comes from being based in, and leading large teams across eight different countries.
In addition to some Global Category leadership roles, Brett was Head of Procurement for Nestle in both the UK and Malaysia managing procurement across a diverse spend portfolio across multiple categories in excess of $1BN.
In both Nestle and IHG Brett has been a member of the respective Global Procurement Leadership Teams. Brett’s focus throughout his procurement career has been to upskill the Procurement team and function as true business partners. Managing risk and building supplier capability have played a large role in this journey.
Brett has a Masters Degree in International Business and is a member of the institute of Chartered Shipping and Logistics.