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Informa’s Global Exhibitions Division Adds Three Senior Executives to Management Team

Their expertise in Technology, Digital & Data and HR will play key role in strategic transformation from exhibition organizer to market maker

London, 2016: Informa’s Global Exhibitions division has made three significant executive hires that broaden the senior management team led by Charlie McCurdy, one of the most accomplished executives in the global exhibitions industry.

McCurdy, who was named CEO of Informa Exhibitions in September 2015, said, “Informa PLC is committed to building a best-in-class scale operator through transformation from exhibition organizer to market maker in each of the segments we serve. A critical element of that transformation is and will be investment in proven, world-class managers. The accomplishments of these new members of our senior management team make that point clearly.”

The new team members are:

  • Mike Clapperton, Chief Technology Officer. Joined in November 2015 with prior industry experience gained in senior positions at Clarion Events and George Little Management. Clapperton will develop and maintain technology to realize the organization’s ambitions.
  • Jason Brown, DirectorDigital & Data.Joined in October 2015 after holding senior positions at George Little Management, UBM Canon and Active Interest Media. Brown has comprehensive oversight of the development and enhancement of digital products that complement, bolster and expand Informa Exhibitions’ portfolio.
  • Thomas Humphris, Human Resources Director. With more than 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, Humphris is responsible for the HR function globally and is accountable for Talent Management, HR Strategy, Remuneration and Colleague engagement. He joined Informa Exhibitions in January 2016 after holding other senior HR positions within Informa PLC.

McCurdy noted that the new team members have joined a strong existing senior management group at Informa Exhibitions that includes Divisional CFO Malcolm Carradus, who has almost 20 years’ experience in developing and leading finance teams in the events and media sector, and Richard Brook, who has over 15 years’ experience in sales and marketing roles within the events industry.