Informa LEI: 5493006VM2LKUPSEDU20
Informa PLC Press Release
1 March 2021
Informa (LSE: INF.L), the Information Services, Advanced Learning, B2B Exhibitions and Events Group today announces an update in relation to the Board, including Gareth Bullock stepping down as a Non-Executive Director at the Annual General Meeting in June and the immediate appointment of Patrick Martell as an Executive Director.
Gareth Bullock has decided not to stand for re-election at this year's AGM, in order to focus on other interests. Gareth joined the Board in 2014, since which he has served as Senior Independent Director and sat on the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees, most recently successfully leading the process to find a successor for the role of Group Chair.
With Gareth departing, a search is underway to appoint an additional Non-Executive Colleague, ensuring the Board broadens its international diversity and maintains a strong mix of relevant knowledge and market experience.
Separately, Patrick Martell joins the Board on 1 March as an Executive Director, having successfully led the Informa Intelligence Division, helping to transform a disparate collection of brands with shrinking revenues into an international digital subscription business with strong renewal rates and consistent underlying growth. Patrick also led on the effective integration of Penton Information Services in 2016/17. In his current role as Group Chief Operating Officer, Patrick's remit includes responsibility for driving digital product and service acceleration more broadly.
Another Non-Executive Board member, Gill Whitehead, who has a background in digital, data and analytics at Google and Channel Four, is currently acting as a Non-Executive advisor on Informa's Smart Connections initiative, which is chaired by Patrick, and brings together a collection of collaborative digital acceleration projects across the Group's Events-led businesses.
Derek Mapp, Chairman, Informa PLC, said:
"On behalf of the Board I'd like to thank Gareth for his many contributions to Informa, not least through the last twelve months in leading the process to appoint my successor, John Rishton, who will take over as Chair at the Annual General Meeting in June."
"I am also delighted to welcome Patrick to the Board, who has consistently demonstrated strong leadership and the ability to deliver results, initially in reinvigorating Informa Intelligence and more recently through his broader role as Group Chief Operating Officer."
Notes to Editors
Patrick Martell is a Non-Executive Director of RM plc. There are no other details to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.
Informa is a leading international Information Services, Advanced Knowledge, Exhibitions and Events Group. It helps commercial, professional and academic communities work smarter and make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. For more information, please visit www.informa.com.
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