Simon Foster leaves UBM with “immediate effect”

UBM plc has announced that Simon Foster is to leave his role as CEO of UBM EMEA with immediate effect. A process has commenced to address the change in leadership and in the meantime the EMEA leadership team will report into Tim Cobbold.

Foster said in a statement that “the decision to leave UBM was far from easy as I feel passionately about the business and its people.  However after nearly 20 years I am ready for a new challenge.  I think the Events First strategy is right for UBM and look forward to watching it realise its ambition of becoming the world’s leading B2B Events organiser.”

Tim Cobbold, chief executive of UBM plc, added: “Having been with UBM for almost 20 years, in a number of different roles, Simon’s contribution to the company has been significant. I thank him warmly for this contribution and wish him well in the future.”

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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