Hugh Jones

REED EXHIBITIONS witnesses a Change of Guard at the helm.

Chet Burchett, CEO of 5 years at REED EXHIBITIONS, retires on 1st February 2020. Hugh Jones will be taking over from him.

“I’m looking forward to bringing more increasingly sophisticated data-led analytics and technology to more customers around the world,” Jones said.

He added, “Combining the best of face-to-face connections with technology and rich data analytics will provide new value to our more than 7 million exhibitors and visitors. This ensures that their investment of time and resource in our exhibitions becomes even more valuable, efficient and relevant to their individual needs, ensuring that they grow their business.”

Exhibitions is an exciting, entrepreneurial industry, and the fundamentals of the business are excellent.

– Hugh Jones

Jones joined RELX in 2011 when it acquired Accuity, where he was serving as CEO. Most recently, he has been the Global Managing Director for Accuity, Cirium, Estates Gazette (EG) and ICIS – all part of Risk & Business Analytics, a division of RELX.
He will report to RELX CEO Erik Engstrom. Burchett, having worked 15 years with Reed Exhibitions, will serve as a non-executive Chairman till the end of 2020. He will be focusing on special projects and providing transitional support to Jones.

It has been an honour to lead the team at Reed Exhibitions and a privilege to serve the company

– Chet Burchett

He added, “Hugh is a proven CEO and well-recognised for an outstanding track record of driving growth. Coming from a business where the importance of data analytics and product-driven innovation is paramount, he will be a fantastic leader for the company.”


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