BIOGRAPHY RICHARD BLAMEY SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT BRAND MANAGEMENT CONRAD HOTELS Richard Blamey is Senior Vice President Brand Management Conrad Hotels. He was promoted from the position of Vice President Marketing in May 2006. In his current role, Richard Blamey reports to Tom Keltner, Hilton Hotels Corporation Executive Vice President & President - Brand Performance and Development. Richard oversees the development of the Conrad Hotels brand worldwide, implementing global strategies relating to all aspects of marketing, product development and brand standards. He also has responsibility for working with the Hilton Family development teams to ensure the growth of the Conrad portfolio around the world. Richard and his brand management team, located at Hilton’s International Operations Centre in Watford, United Kingdom, set the benchmarks for the consistency of the brand’s positioning and identity in all Conrad properties. A British national, Richard has 29 years of experience in the international hotel industry. He started his career in London in 1977 with Grand Metropolitan Hotels, and following the acquisition, joined Inter-Continental Hotels as Director of Marketing of London's Britannia & Europa Hotels in 1981. Eighteen years later, he had reached the worldwide position of Vice President Marketing Development. During his time with Inter-Continental he gained extensive international knowledge through his successive regional and global marketing roles. His regional responsibility began in Europe in 1983. He then became responsible for the Middle East and Africa between 1985 and 1992, after which he was promoted to the global position of Vice President, Marketing Programmes. Richard Blamey joined Conrad Hotels in March 2001, after serving a year as Managing Director Marketing and Sales of an Internet services company dedicated to the hotel industry. Richard, born in 1955, was educated in the United Kingdom. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management from South Devon College. He is married to Ruth and lives in London.