InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has refocused its management structure to better serve its ambitious expansion, which will see it add 50-60,000 new rooms over the next three years.
Porter will also become global leader franchise strategy, with responsibility for the development and deployment of best practice in franchising.
A new position of chief information officer, as yet unfilled, has also been created to strengthen the company's revenue systems.
Richard Solomons, IHG's group finance director, will additionally develop IHG's relationship management programme.
Andy Cosslett, IHG's chief executive, said: "'These changes to the organisation follow on from our stated strategy to become the number one choice for hotel owners and guests worldwide."
By Emily Manson
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