Hugh has been with RELX Plc. since 2011 when RELX purchased Accuity where he was the Chief Executive Officer. Since 2011 Accuity has grown to become one of the world’s largest and most significant companies in the payment routing and Anti Money Laundering sectors. In addition to leading Accuity, Hugh has led Fircosoft, NRS, I.C.I.S, Estates Gazette (EG), and Cirium, serving most recently as Global Managing Director within the Risk and Business Analytics Division. Through the years he has led large scale acquisition and integration processes of many companies that now reside and prosper within the RELX portfolio. He assumed the CEO role at Reed Exhibitions at the start of 2020
Hugh is well versed in public company protocol and all facets of firm management including P&L oversight, talent development, forecasting, sales execution, technological innovation, and product discovery, launch and growth.
He holds a BA in economics from Yale University cum laude and an MBA from the University of Michigan
Alexandra has been with RELX since 2012, when she became the General Counsel, Corporate and M&A, working alongside the corporate finance team and overseeing the legal aspects of all acquisitions and disposals across RELX globally. This role also expanded to include providing support on RELX corporate structure transactions (such as the corporate simplification involving the merger of the two listed parent companies in 2018) and supporting the RELX treasury function on European and US debt issuances.
Alexandra is well versed in a wide variety of legal issues that can arise across multiple jurisdictions, and is admitted to practice in Australia and England and Wales, and certified by the Board of Examiners in New York.
She is Australian, and currently lives in London, but was born in Greece and throughout her life has also lived in Athens, Chicago, Melbourne and Sydney. Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Finance and an LLB (Hons) from the University of Melbourne. She was named as one of the “35 Women Under 35” in Britain by Management Today in 2015.
Brian joined Reed Exhibitions in January 2017 as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for digital, data, and technology transformation. Prior to joining Reed Exhibitions, Brian worked at FedEx where he was responsible for online customer facing solutions including e-commerce, customer service, and sales globally. He has also led development teams in multiple industries including consumer electronics, telecommunications, photo manufacturing and healthcare. Brian earned a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa and a B.A. in History from University of California, Los Angeles.
Chien-Ee joined Reed Exhibitions in Ocotober 2011 as the APAC CFO. He subsequently took on the role as the APAC COO in 2017 and assumed his current position in January 2019.
Prior to joining Reed Exhibitions, he was the APAC Finance Director with Brady Corp and also Teradyne Inc for more than 15 years and worked in Singapore, Shanghai and Boston. He also spent several years as an auditor and consultant with PwC. Chien-Ee is a graduate of the National University of Singapore and is a member of the institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia.
Dominic joined Reed Exhibitions in February 2019 and is responsible for managing exhibitions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Dominic’s career at RELX spans 25 years. He helped drive the transformation of Reed Business Information from print B2B publisher to global information provider of data and analytics. He was CEO of Reed Business Information from 2014 with responsibility for all Reed Business Information’s global businesses. In 2017, he became Elsevier’s President of Research, driving the vision to help research professionals and institutions make critical decisions to improve their performance. Dominic’s role included responsibility for online services and applications such as Science Direct, Scopus,Mendeley and the Elsevier Journals business, as well as marketing and sales research.
Fernando joined Reed Exhibitions as President, US in January 2020. Previously he was CEO of Reed Exhibitions (RX) Brazil for three years, during which time he dramatically improved customer value, financial performance and employee engagement. Under his leadership, he significantly enhanced both the unique and high impact digital solutions for matchmaking and developing the employee culture, winning RX Brazil the accolade of one the ‘best places to work’ in the country. Prior to joining Reed Exhibitions, Fernando served as CEO of six companies in Brazil and one startup in the US across a wide range of industries ranging from consumer electronics, mobile, gaming and healthcare, to security, foodservice and industrial. He also held a CEO position in an NGO helping to fund unsupported athletes for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Fernando is best known for his innovation and his results-oriented focus on customers and employees alike. He holds an MBA from the University of Rochester and is also an Yale alumni.
Michèle joined Reed Exhibitions in September 2017. Before joining Michèle was Global CFO of MEC (a founding partner of GroupM, WPP’s media investment group). During her 11 years at MEC, Michèle also held finance and commercial leadership roles in the EMEA region.
Prior to MEC, Michèle worked at Clear Channel Entertainment in various general management, finance and corporate roles across music, theatre, sports and leisure businesses. Michèle is a qualified UK Chartered Accountant and began her career at KPMG.
Richard Mortimore is Group Commercial Director of Reed Exhibitions. He joined Reed Exhibitions UK as Managing Director of the Travel division in May 2006 and was responsible for the global development of the portfolio of travel and meeting exhibitions as well as running the day to day operations of the group. In 2013 in became the Chief Executive Officer of the UK business and added responsibilities for Sub Saharan Africa the following year. In his current role he is responsible for developing and implementing the RX global commercial strategy which aligns with company goals and objectives, drives revenue and ultimately business growth.
With a background in business management and accountancy, Richard previously held senior management roles as Director International Sales, Services and Marketing EMEA for US Airways well as a variety of roles for United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.
Takeshi Tanaka graduated from Keio University and entered Reed Exhibitions Japan in 2000. In his 20 year career within Reed Exhibitions Japan, Takeshi Tanaka has launched 50 plus exhibitions such as communications, highly-functional material, energy and medical and has led each exhibition to succeed and grow.
In 2019, Takeshi Tanaka was appointed as the President of Reed Exhibitions Japan.
Reed Exhibitions Japan organises 231 exhibitions annually in various industries such as jewelry, cosmetics, fashion, agriculture, medical, manufacturing, automotive, smart energy, IT and AI.