Informa PLC (INF.L)
INF.L on London Stock Exchange
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|66||2008||Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board,|
|53||2014||Group Chief Executive, Executive Director|
|Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board|
|44||2014||Group Finance Director, Executive Director|
|63||2014||Senior Non-Executive Independent Director|
|62||2015||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|61||2015||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|54||2014||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|2013||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|Director of Investor Relations, Corporate Communications & Brand|
|Mr. Derek Mapp serves as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Derek is an experienced Chairman and entrepreneur who brings a wealth of commercial and governance experience within various sectors to the Group. He promotes robust debate and has fostered an open and engaged culture in the boardroom. He founded and was Managing Director of Tom Cobleigh PLC, Leapfrog Day Nurseries and Imagesound Plc. He joined Taylor & Francis Group in 1998 as a Non-Executive Director before becoming Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director at Informa plc in 2005. He has a keen interest in sports and supporting the local community and served as Chairman of the British Amateur Boxing Association for five years. He is Non-Executive Director and Chairman at Mitie Group plc and Non-Executive Chairman at Salmon Developments Limited and 3aaa Limited (Aspire Achieve Advance). He is Founder and Chairman at Imagesound Limited. He is currently also Non-Executive Chairman at Huntsworth plc but it has been announced that he will step down from its board in 2018 once a successor has been appointed.|
|Mr. Stephen A. Carter, CBE is Group Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. Stephen became Group Chief Executive in 2013, after serving as a Non-Executive Director. He has focused the Group on growth, on building technology and data capability, on International and US expansion, on building a leadership position in Global Exhibitions and B2B events, whilst investing for performance in the Group’s Information and Academic businesses. He is committed to nurturing a positive professional working culture and delivering a consistently positive operating performance with an approach based on openness, debate, agility and pace. He has previously held senior leadership positions in a range of Media and Technology businesses, including serving as President & Managing Director EMEA at Alcatel Lucent Inc, Managing Director and COO of ntl (now Virgin Media) and CEO and Managing Director of JWT UK & Ireland. He was the founding CEO of Ofcom, the UK’s Media and Communications Regulator. He served as Chief of Strategy to Prime Minister, The Rt Hon. Gordon Brown and was Minister for the Media and Telecommunications industry, where he wrote and published the Digital Britain Report. He has served on a number of company boards, including Travis Perkins plc, 2Wire Inc. and Royal Mail plc, and is currently a Non-Executive Director of United Utilities Group PLC and a Board member at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) and Chairman of the Henley Festival Charitable Trust.|
|Mr. Gareth Wright is Group Finance Director, Director of the Company. Gareth has extensive senior executive experience in finance roles. He has held various roles within Informa including Deputy Finance Director and Acting Group Finance Director having joined the Company in 2009. Prior to joining Informa, he held a range of positions at National Express plc, including Head of Group Finance and Acting Group Finance Director. He trained with Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PwC), working in the audit function from 1994 to 2001.|
|Mr. Rupert Hopley is Company Secretary of the Company. He joined Informa on 1 November 2011. He trained as a solicitor at Allen & Overy and worked in their corporate finance department before joining Cable & Wireless plc in 2004. He held various roles at Cable & Wireless, including Head of M&A and Deputy General Counsel, before joining Expedia Inc. in 2008 as their General Counsel (EMEA).|
|Mr. Gareth Richard Bullock is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Gareth joined the Board in 2014. He has extensive international Non-Executive and Executive experience in the banking industry and with FTSE 100 companies. His previous roles include Group Executive Director at Standard Chartered plc where he was responsible for Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. He also has extensive risk experience. His other Non-Executive directorships included Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, Tesco plc and Fleming Family & Partners. He was a member of the Board and Audit Committee of the British Bankers Association between 2008 and 2010. He is currently Chairman of Development Bank of Wales PLC (formerly Finance Wales PLC) and a trustee of the British Council. He has an MA in Modern Languages from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.|
|Mr. Stephen James Davidson is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Stephen brings extensive media, telecommunications, corporate and financial market experience to Informa having acted as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive of Telewest, Executive Chairman of Mecom Group plc and Vice-Chairman of Investment Banking at WestLB. Over the past 15 years he has held a number of Chairman and Non-Executive positions on the boards of media, telecoms and technology companies. He is currently Chairman of Datatec Limited, Actual Experience Plc and PRS for Music Ltd, and is Non-Executive Director at Restore plc. He achieved a first class honours MA in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Aberdeen.|
|Mr. David Flaschen is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. David has 20 years of senior executive and leadership experience in the Information Services industry, particularly in the US, including roles at Thomson Financial and Dun & Bradstreet. He has also served as Non-Executive Director of online companies such as TripAdvisor Inc., BuyerZone.com, Maptuit, Affinity Express, OnExchange, Inc, LeadKarma, Affinnova, Survey Sampling and e-Dialog, Inc. He is currently Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Paychex, Inc, and has various private company board and advisory roles. As a professional football player, he was a founding member of the Executive Committee of the North American Soccer League Players Association. He has an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Psychology from Brown University.|
|Ms. Helen Owers serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Helen has extensive international senior executive experience within the Media sector, particularly in business information from her role as President of Global Businesses and Chief Development Officer with Thomson Reuters. She previously worked as a media and telecoms strategy consultant at Gemini Consulting and in publishing at Prentice Hall. She is Non-Executive Director of PZ Cussons plc and Eden Project International Limited. She has an MBA from IMD Business School and a BA in Geography from the University of Liverpool.|
|Mr. John F. Rishton is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. John joined the Board in September 2016 and brings further significant international experience to Informa. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee. He was Chief Executive of Rolls Royce Group plc between 2011 and 2015, having previously been Chief Executive and President of the Dutch international retailer, Royal Ahold NV and, prior to that, its Chief Financial Officer. He was formerly Chief Financial Officer of British Airways plc. He is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Unilever plc and Serco Group plc, and a Director of Associated British Ports Holdings Ltd and Associated British Ports (Jersey) Ltd.|
|Ms. Cindy Rose is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Cindy brings present-day operational experience to the Board as well as expertise in the TMT and digital sectors. She is currently Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft UK, having spent nearly three years as the Managing Director of Vodafone’s UK Consumer Division. Prior to this, Cindy was an Executive Director of Digital Entertainment at Virgin Media and held various senior executive roles at The Walt Disney Company. She has a BA in Political Science from Columbia University and trained at the New York Law School before working as an attorney in the US and the UK.|
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