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
Chet stepped into the non-executive Chairman role in January 2020 after serving five years as the CEO of Reed Exhibitions and prior to that nearly 11 years as President of the Americas for Reed Exhibitions. He managed the company’s aggressive move into Brazil and Mexico; the launch of Reed’s pop culture group; implementation of a dynamic, value-led pricing model; and the creation of a cross-border collaboration program.
Prior to joining Reed Exhibitions in 2004, Chet served as President and Chief Executive Officer, USA, for Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations agency. His background includes heavy emphasis on client service in the areas of CEO reputation, corporate brands and consumer and business-to-business marketing. A former newspaper editor with trade journal experience, Chet holds a degree in political science and journalism from Baylor University
Brian joined Reed Exhibitions in January 2017 as Chief Technology 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.
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.
Dan joined Reed Exhibitions Australia in 1998. He previously worked for Akzo Nobel as a Commercial Director and prior to that with ICI Explosives. Dan joined Reed Exhibitions as Group Director overseeing both B2B and B2C events prior to his appointment as Managing Director for Reed Exhibitions Australia. He has spent 3 years in Beijing as the President of Reed Exhibitions Greater China where he oversaw the integration and establishment of the Reed Sinopharm and Reed Huabo partnerships amongst others. He was later appointed to the World Board of Reed Exhibitions assuming the role of Managing Director for the International Sales Group working from London. Most recently, he re-established Reed Exhibitions in India and established the Reed Tuyap partnership in Turkey. He currently heads up International Sales globally and oversees the establishment of new global sales facilities. Dan is a graduate from both the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney.
Richard joined Reed Exhibitions in April 2014 as Global Human Resources Director. Prior to this, Richard worked for TomTom where he led Human Resources across 35 countries. Richard has a strong track-record of implementing innovative employee related programmes in a number of international businesses having worked for TomTom, Nokia (Symbian), Dell Computers and the Oracle Corporation.
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.
Hervé Sedky oversees a business that curates more than 100 sector-leading exhibitions and events in North and South America each year (USA, Mexico and Brazil), from the motor show in São Paolo to the jewellery show in Las Vegas and the cutting edge culture series from the ReedPOP group. He serves as a member of the company’s Worldwide Board.
Hervé is a results-oriented leader who develops, grows and transforms global businesses while driving profits. His distinguished 20-year executive career at the American Express Company culminated in service as Senior Vice President and General Manager of American Express Business Travel, in which he guided the growth of a $1billion revenue business and served on American Express’ senior management team. As a solo entrepreneur backed by private equity, he took an active role in investing and advising travel related companies and hotels worldwide.
His business profile is complemented by a profound commitment to community development and the nonprofit sector. Hervé serves as the Vice-Chairman on the Board of the Children's Health Fund, on the board of WinIt, a CGI-member organisation, and a board member of the French Cultural Center/Alliance Française.
Hervé earned a B.S. in International Business Administration from Northeastern University and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program (PMD) at Harvard Business School.
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.
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.
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.
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.