Informa appoints two new Non-Executive Directors and confirms new Board responsibilities

Informa plc (LON:INF), the Information Services, Advanced Learning, B2B Exhibitions and Events Group, has announced a Board update including the appointment of two new Non-Executive Directors and confirms new Board responsibilities, including Chair-Elect of the Remuneration Committee.

Joanne Wilson joins the Informa Board as a Non-Executive Director, bringing extensive financial and operational experience to the Group from her position as the Chief Financial Officer of Britvic PLC and through a range of previous roles at Tesco plc, including Chief Financial Officer of dunnhumby Ltd, Head of M&A and Commercial Director of Health & Beauty. This additional financial experience will be particularly valuable to the Group in light of the recent proposals on UK audit reform made by the UK Government’s Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Louise Smalley joins Informa as a Non-Executive Director, bringing extensive knowledge in talent development and management, and remuneration and reward. Louise most recently served as Group HR Director at Whitbread plc, which followed a number of other senior executive roles within Whitbread and at PepsiCo, Esso and BP plc. In addition, she is a Non-Executive Director and member of the Remuneration, Audit and Nomination Committees at DS Smith Plc.

Alongside these valuable additions to the Board, it is our intention to confirm the full allocation of Board responsibilities before the end of the year, including the role of Senior Independent Director. Informa is also actively recruiting for a third new Non-Executive Director, ideally based in China, to contribute relevant commercial and operating experience in that region, reflecting its growing importance for the Group.