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UBM announces incoming chief financial officer

UBM plc, a multinational media company and show organizer, appointed an individual who will hold the duo roles of chief financial officer and executive director.

Starting Sept. 2, Marina Wyatt will join UBM from TomTom NV, a location and navigation solutions provider, where for 10 years she has been chief financial officer.

ECN 052015_POM_UBM_Marina Wyatt“Marina’s excellent track record and wealth of experience will bring outstanding insight and value to the management team, as we lead UBM through the next stage of its development,” stated Tim Cobbold, chief executive, UBM.

Wyatt is a non-executive director of Shanks Group PLC in the UK and a member of the Supervisory Board of Lucas Bols NV in The Netherlands, both publicly listed companies. Neither Wyatt nor any connected person holds any interest in UBM securities. There is no other information required to be disclosed pursuant to LR9.6.13R in respect of Wyatt.

“I am delighted to be joining UBM and becoming part of the leadership team. UBM’s considerable potential and its compelling “Events First” focus will make this an exciting place to be as we implement this strategy,” said Wyatt.

Robert Gray will continue as chief financial officer until Sept. 2. Since joining UBM in 2009, Gray has played a key role in helping to steer the Company through its transformation into a focused events and marketing services company. However, Gray has expressed a wish to relocate back to the U.S.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Marina to UBM. I would like to thank Bob for his significant contribution to UBM over a key period in the company’s evolution toward a more focused business,” Dame Helen Alexander, chair, UBM.

Gray will remain with the Group as an executive director until the end of this year, initially to ensure an orderly transition to the new CFO and then to support the execution of the “Events First” strategy, which he has taken an integral role in helping to develop.

“I am also very pleased that we will be retaining Bob’s experience within the Group for the immediate future as well as ensuring a smooth handover to Marina,” commented Cobbold.

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