Changing of the guard at Informa Markets

Patrick Martell will take over as Informa Markets CEO while Charlie McCurdy transitions to group strategic advisor role in 2023.

Patrick Martell's (left) new role as CEO of Informa Markets in 2023 will be concurrent with his current position as Informa Group COO, as Charlie McCurdy transitions to a strategic advisory role.
Patrick Martell's (left) new role as CEO of Informa Markets in 2023 will be concurrent with his current position as Informa Group COO, as Charlie McCurdy transitions to a strategic advisory role. Photo Credit: Informa Markets

Patrick Martell, current CEO of Informa Intelligence and COO of Informa Group, will take the reins as CEO of global exhibitions organiser Informa Markets while continuing his role as group COO, effective 1 January 2023.

Having been with the company since 2014, Martell's vast digital and data experience and knowledge of the exhibitions industry, including heavy involvement in the integration of Penton Information Services in 2016, will instrumental to his role as the incoming chief of Informa Markets' leadership team. 

“I am greatly looking forward to the opportunity to lead Informa Markets from 2023,” said Martell. “The business is nearly back to full strength on in-person events and rapidly expanding what it offers customers in terms of technology, data services and digital marketplaces.”

Martell will take over from Charlie McCurdy, who will transition to a new role as strategic advisor to Informa Group in 2023.

McCurdy, an exhibitions industry veteran with 35 years of experience, has served as Informa Markets CEO for the past seven years and will remain in his post for the remainder of 2022. In his new role as strategic advisor, he will continue to support Informa Markets’ digital and data services development, as well as provide support on key partnership relationships and future growth opportunities.



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