Reed Exhibitions divides Rusbridge’s CEO/Chairman role

Reed Exhibitions has appointed Chet Burchett as Chief Executive Officer of Reed Exhibitions reporting to Mike Rusbridge, who will continue in the role as Executive Chairman.
Burchett, who is currently Regional President The Americas (South America, USA & Mexico), will take up the new role in January 2015, relocating to the UK.
After more than 20 years as Chairman and CEO of Reed Exhibitions, Mike Rusbridge said of the division of his roles: “Reed Exhibitions has an exciting future ahead with strong growth expected and a clear plan of what will be required to realise our goals over the coming years. I believe, as both Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, now is the right time to separate these two roles to ensure we remain focussed on our strategic direction while executing well on the objectives we set ourselves each year.”
Rusbridge went on to add: “Chet has driven new ways of working regionally, such as pricing and customer insights, directed Reed Exhibitions’ expansion into both South America and Mexico and has been instrumental in leading our collaboration initiatives globally. I am confident that Reed Exhibitions, under Chet’s management, will continue to provide innovative solutions to our customers’ needs around the world and achieve the ambitious growth targets we have set ourselves.”
Reed Exhibitions also announced a number of other appointments. Hervé Sedky has been appointed to the role of Regional President The Americas. He joins Reed following a 22-year career at the American Express Company where he was Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Global Business Travel division.
Nancy Walsh, Vice-President Reed Exhibitions North America has been promoted to President, Reed Exhibitions North America and Mexico, and alongside Juan Pablo De Vera, President Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado in Brazil, will report to Hervé Sedky.  
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