Chief Operating Officer
Patrick Martell took up the newly-created position of Group Chief Operating Officer in January 2019.
He joined Informa in November 2014 as CEO of the Business Intelligence Division, overseeing its return to growth and serving in the additional roles of Integration Officer for the Penton Information Services and UBM acquisitions until December 2018.
Patrick previously led the successful repositioning and turnaround of St Ives plc, where he was Group CEO from 2009 to 2014. During that period St Ives underwent a major restructuring of the Group’s activities which included consolidation, acquisitions and disposals that transformed the Group’s financial performance, valuation and prospects.
Patrick attended INSEAD business school in 2009 and again in 2013. He also serves as a non-executive director of RM plc and chairs its remuneration committee.