Global events-led marketing services and communications company UBM has appointed Robert Gray as CEO of its PR Newswire.
Gray moves from his post as chief financial officer of UBM to take up the post, effective 1 August 2015.
The previous PR Newsire chief, Ninan Chacko, has left to “pursue other opportunities”. He had led the organisation since 2009.
Gray will remain a member of the UBM executive committee.
UBM chief executive Tim Cobbold said: “I would like to thank Ninan for his leadership of PR Newswire – he has done a great job of positioning the business for the future and we wish him well in his next endeavours. We are very pleased that Bob has accepted the CEO position, which will provide for a seamless transition. As CFO of UBM, he has deep knowledge of the PR Newswire business and its people, and has been involved in the creation of its strategy. We are very pleased to be retaining his expertise and knowledge whilst satisfying his desire to return to the US.”