Global Experience Specialists (GES) has appointed Jason Stead (pictured) to the position of Chief Operating Officer, Exhibitions & Events for its EMEA region.
The former i2i Client Experience Director takes up the role from 9 June 2014.
At GES, Stead will assume responsibility for exhibitor service and revenue, product and service development, procurement and customer facing digital tools. He will be working alongside GES Chief Commercial Officer Andy Gibb; Chief Commercial Officer, Design & Build Mark Eddy, and Chief Operating Officer, Design & Build Michael Stewart.
Commenting on his appointment, Stead said: “I am delighted to be joining GES; it is a substantial business with established operations across the EMEA region.”
Stead has previously worked for Nissan, BSkyB and ITV. He worked as Procurement Director at EMAP in 2009 and, when EMAP became i2i, Stead took the position of Client Experience Director with responsibility for the show operations function.
GES Executive Chairman, EMEA, Nick Marshall, added: “We have developed a strong management team across EMEA and Jason is a great addition. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and insight from an organiser’s perspective and he will be using his broad skill set and strategic thinking to ensure consistency in our service delivery, to make sure our products and services are best in class and to help drive the growth of the business.”
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