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Patrick Martell

Patrick MartellGroup Chief Operating Officer and Informa Markets Chief Executive

Patrick joined Informa in November 2014. He is the Group’s Chief Operating Officer and, since January 2023, CEO of the Informa Markets division.

As CEO of Informa Markets, Patrick brings significant and international experience of B2B markets and a track record of leading businesses through digital transformation and accelerated growth.

As Group Chief Operating Officer, Patrick oversees Informa’s central shared services and the company’s operational infrastructure.

Patrick was CEO of the Informa Intelligence division between 2014 and the end of 2022, when the Intelligence businesses were successfully divested under Informa’s GAP 2 strategy. Under his leadership, the division returned to positive growth following significant investments in digital platforms and technology, customer relationship management and customer experience.

Patrick also served as Integration Officer when Informa acquired Penton’s US live events, B2B marketing services and information services brands in 2016.

Patrick is an Executive Director on the Informa PLC Board and the Senior Independent Director on the Board of RM PLC.

Prior to joining Informa, he was CEO of St Ives PLC.