Management

Worldwide Board members

Chet Burchett

Chet Burchett

Chief Executive Officer

Chet stepped into the global CEO role at the start of 2015 after serving nearly 11 years as President of the Americas for Reed Exhibitions. He has overseen the company’s aggressive move into Brazil and Mexico; the launch of Reed’s pop culture group; implementation of a dynamic, value-led pricing model; and creation of a cross-border collaboration program.

Prior to joining Reed Exhibitions in 2004, Chet served as President and Chief Executive Officer, USA, for Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations agency. His background includes heavy emphasis on client service in the areas of CEO reputation, corporate brands and consumer and business-to-business marketing. A former newspaper editor with trade journal experience, Chet holds a degree in political science and journalism from Baylor University.


Kumsal Bayazit

Kumsal Bayazit

Regional President Europe

Kumsal joined Reed Exhibitions in January 2016 and is responsible for managing European exhibitions. Before joining Reed Exhibitions, Kumsal was RELX Group’s Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for driving strategic initiatives, technology strategy and portfolio management and prior to that she held several operational and strategic roles with LexisNexis (another division of RELX Group). Kumsal also chairs the Technology Forum at RELX Group and is a NED at LSL Property Services plc. Prior to joining RELX Group in 2004, Kumsal spent several years at Bain & Company in their New York, Los Angeles, Johannesburg and Sydney offices. Kumsal has an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of University of California at Berkeley where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with honors.


Paul Beh

Paul Beh

Regional President Asia Pacific (Australia, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau)

Paul Beh joined Reed Exhibitions as its President of Asia Pacific in 1996. Prior to joining Reed, Paul was the Managing Director of a regional publishing firm and before that, a Commercial Manager with Singapore Airlines.


Brian-Brittain

Brian Brittain

Chief Technology Officer

Brian joined Reed Exhibitions in January 2017 as Chief Technology Officer, responsible for digital, data, and technology transformation. Prior to joining Reed Exhibitions, Brian worked at FedEx where he was responsible for online customer facing solutions including e-commerce, customer service, and sales globally. He has also led development teams in multiple industries including consumer electronics, telecommunications, photo manufacturing and healthcare. Brian earned a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa and a B.A. in History from University of California, Los Angeles.


Tad Ishizumi

Tad Ishizumi

Regional President Asia North

Tad Ishizumi started Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd in 1986. Under his leadership, the company has grown into the largest exhibition organizer in Japan with a portfolio of 215 exhibitions, most of which are leading events in their respective industries. Tad is a well-known speaker in the Japanese exhibition industry and has been invited as keynote speaker at numerous government meetings, association meetings including IAEE, AFECA (Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations), JETRO and many other industry gatherings. In 2007, Tad published a book to increase the understanding of the importance of the exhibition industry by the political world, and the government and business communities in Japan. He is the elected Chairman of the Japan Exhibition Association, Japan’s largest exhibition industry association, since May 2009, and is widely recognized for his active and effective promotion of the exhibition industry.


Dan Londero

Dan Londero

Regional President – Turkey, India and Middle East and Managing Director of International Sales Group

Dan joined Reed Exhibitions Australia in 1998. He previously worked for Akzo Nobel Chemicals as a Commercial Director and prior to that with ICI Explosives. Dan joined Reed Exhibitions as Group Director overseeing both B2B and B2C events prior to his appointment as Managing Director for Reed Exhibitions Australia. He has spent 3 years in Beijing as the President of Reed Exhibitions Greater China and was later appointed to the role of Managing Director – ISG and Global Head of Sales working from London. Apart from his regional responsibilities in Turkey, India and the Middle East he continues to oversee Reed Exhibitions’ export division (ISG) which serves several thousand exporting companies each year globally. Dan is a graduate from both the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney.


Richard Lowther

Richard Lowther

Global Human Resources Director

Richard joined Reed Exhibitions in April 2014 as Global Human Resources Director. Prior to this, Richard worked for TomTom where he led Human Resources across 35 countries. Richard has a strong track-record of implementing innovative employee related programmes in a number of international businesses having worked for TomTom, Nokia (Symbian), Dell Computers and the Oracle Corporation.


Richard Mortimore

Richard Mortimore

Group Commercial Director

Richard Mortimore is Group Commercial Director of Reed Exhibitions. He joined Reed Exhibitions UK as Managing Director of the Travel division in May 2006 and was responsible for the global development of the portfolio of travel and meeting exhibitions as well as running the day to day operations of the group. In 2013 in became the Chief Executive Officer of the UK business and added responsibilities for Sub Saharan Africa the following year. In his current role he is responsible for developing and implementing the RX global commercial strategy which aligns with company goals and objectives, drives revenue and ultimately business growth.

With a background in business management and accountancy, Richard previously held senior management roles as Director International Sales, Services and Marketing EMEA for US Airways well as a variety of roles for United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.


Hervé Sedky

Hervé Sedky

Regional President The Americas (Latin America, USA)

Hervé Sedky oversees a business that curates more than 100 sector-leading exhibitions and events in North and South America each year, from the motor show in São Paolo to the jewellery show in Las Vegas and the cutting edge culture series from the ReedPOP group. He serves as a member of the company’s Worldwide Board.

Hervé is a results-oriented leader who develops, grows and transforms global businesses while driving profits. His distinguished 20-year executive career at the American Express Company culminated in service as Senior Vice President and General Manager of American Express Business Travel, in which he guided the growth of a $1billion revenue business and served on American Express’ senior management team. As a solo entrepreneur backed by private equity, he took an active role in investing and advising travel related companies and hotels worldwide.

His business profile is complemented by a profound commitment to community development and the nonprofit sector. Hervé serves as the Vice-Chairman on the Board of the Children's Health Fund, on the board of WinIt, a CGI-member organisation, and a board member of the French Cultural Center/Alliance Française.

Hervé earned a B.S. in International Business Administration from Northeastern University and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program (PMD) at Harvard Business School.



Michele Tiley-Hill

Michèle Tiley-Hill

Chief Financial Officer

Michèle joined Reed Exhibitions in September 2017. Before joining Michèle was Global CFO of MEC (a founding partner of GroupM, WPP’s media investment group). During her 11 years at MEC, Michèle also held finance and commercial leadership roles in the EMEA region.

Prior to MEC, Michèle worked at Clear Channel Entertainment in various general management, finance and corporate roles across music, theatre, sports and leisure businesses. Michèle is a qualified UK Chartered Accountant and began her career at KPMG.

Overview of Reed Exhibitions

Overview of Reed Exhibitions

We excel in creating brand leading events where people from around the world come together to do business, network and learn.
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Group structure

Group structure

Reed Exhibitions is part of RELX Group plc, and has its headquarters in Richmond upon Thames, UK.
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Vision and values

Vision and values

Our Vision is to deliver contacts, content and communities with the power to transform your business.
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Office locations

Office locations

With 38 offices worldwide, we stay close to our customers and markets, delivering relevant and timely events.
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