Informa Markets: Patrick Martell to succeed C...
Informa Markets

Patrick Martell to succeed Charlie McCurdy

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Effective January 1, 2023, Patrick Martell, current CEO of Informa Intelligence and COO of Informa Group, will assume the role of Informa Markets' CEO, while continuing in his role as Group COO. He succeeds Charlie McCurdy, who joined Informa in 2015, and will move into a new role as strategic advisor to Informa Group in 2023.

Charlie McCurdy is a renowned leader in the exhibitions industry, having spent 35 years leading B2B events and media businesses, including the last seven as CEO of Informa Markets. McCurdy will remain CEO through the rest of the year before beginning his new role as strategic advisor to Informa in January. In this role, he will continue to support the development of Informa Markets' digital and data services, as well as providing broader input and support on key partnership relationships and future growth opportunities, through the period of Informa's 2021-2024 Growth Acceleration Plan II.
„I am truly pleased that I am handing the CEO role over to Patrick Martell.“
Charlie McCurdy, CEO, Informa Markets
"My time leading the Informa Markets business has been second to none, but I am ready to try a new approach and really pleased that I am able to do that here at Informa, continuing to work with the amazing teams and talent that make up this community, and engaged in the projects and opportunities that will continue to make this a best-in-class business," said Charlie McCurdy, Informa Markets CEO. "I am also truly pleased that I am handing the CEO role over to Patrick Martell, another member of the Informa community, and one of its most experienced and effective leaders."