Mary McDowell

Mary McDowellNon-Executive Director


Mary joined the Informa Board in June 2018, having been a Non-Executive Director at UBM PLC for nearly four years prior to its combination with Informa.

In 2016, Mary was appointed as CEO and director of Polycom, Inc, a global leader in voice and video communications. Prior to Polycom, she worked at Nokia, the global telecommunications and mobile phone producer, where she held a number of management roles including Executive Vice President in charge of Nokia’s Mobile Phones unit. Before joining Nokia, Mary spent 17 years at HP-Compaq, having joined as a systems engineer and serving for 5 years as the SVP of the Industry-Standard Server Group.

In addition, Mary is an Independent Director and Chair of the Compensation/HR Committee at Autodesk, a US-based multinational software corporation.