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Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive, Informa Intelligence
Patrick Martell is Informa’s Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive of the Informa Intelligence division.
He joined Informa in November 2014 as CEO of the Business Intelligence division, now called Informa Intelligence. Under Patrick’s leadership and as part of Informa’s 2014-2017 Growth Acceleration Plan I, the business returned to positive growth in 2016 after significant investments in digital platforms and technology, customer relationship management and customer experience.
Patrick served as Integration Officer when Informa acquired Penton in 2016, overseeing the successful integration of Penton’s US live events, B2B marketing services and information services brands into Informa’s divisions.
He was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer in 2018 when Informa expanded following the acquisition of UBM, supporting the development of the combined Group’s operating model. As Group COO, Patrick oversees all of Informa’s central shared services and functions and the company’s operational infrastructure.
Patrick was appointed to the Informa PLC Board as an Executive Director in March 2021. He also serves as the company’s nominee on the board of Curinos, Informa’s joint venture in retail banking intelligence.
From 2009 to 2014 Patrick was Group CEO of St Ives plc where he led a successful restructuring and repositioning of the business, undertaking acquisitions and disposals and transforming its financial performance, valuation and operations.
Patrick is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at RM plc.