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Derek Mapp

Derek MappChair 

Derek is an experienced Chair and entrepreneur who brings an abundance of commercial and governance experience to the Group.

He joined Taylor & Francis in 1998 as a Non-Executive Director before becoming a Non-Executive Director at Informa in 2004 and Chair in 2008. He will be stepping down from the Board at the June 2021 AGM. 

Derek won the Quoted Companies Non-Executive Director of the Year award in 2017 for his work as Chair of Huntsworth plc, from which he retired in March 2019. He founded and was Managing Director of several businesses including Tom Cobleigh PLC and Imagesound PLC. He has a keen interest in sports and served as Chairman of the British Amateur Boxing Association.

Derek is Chair of Mitie Group PLC and a private company.