Delivering events, intelligence and research to specialists worldwide

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Informa is a leading international events, intelligence and scholarly research group

Glass Door
Team Size 500+
Underlying Growth, 2019
Established 1998

Informa is a leading international events, intelligence and scholarly research group

Informa's network of events, intelligence and scholarly publishing connects specialists with knowledge, helping them learn more, know more and do more.

Our purpose is to champion the specialist. Through hundreds of powerful brands we work with businesses and professionals in specialist markets, providing the connections, intelligence and opportunities that help customers grow, do business, make breakthroughs and take better informed decisions.

Informa is listed on London Stock Exchange and a member of FTSE 100, with over 11,000 colleagues working in more than 30 countries.

Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 11,000 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies, including North America, South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

What we do:

Informa’s global portfolio of knowledge, event and information-based businesses connects people, providing unrivalled access to high quality, specialist intelligence and links across commercial, professional and academic communities.

Our content and connectivity deliver insights, networks and competitive advantage, enabling individuals, organisations and communities to connect, work smarter and achieve their goals.

Founders & Leaders

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Derek Mapp


Derek is an experienced Chairman and entrepreneur who brings an abundance of commercial and governance experience to the Group. He joined Taylor & Francis in 1998 as a Non-Executive Director before becoming a Non-Executive Director at Informa in 2004 and Chairman in 2008. Derek won the Quoted Companies Non-Executive Director of the Year award in 2017 for his work as Chairman of Huntsworth plc, from which he retired in March 2019. He founded and was Managing Director of several businesses including Tom Cobleigh PLC and Imagesound PLC. He has a keen interest in sports and served as Chairman of the British Amateur Boxing Association. Derek is Chairman of Mitie Group PLC and a private company.

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Stephen A. Carter CBE

Stephen A. CarterGroup Chief Executive

Stephen Carter is the Group Chief Executive of Informa PLC, one of the world’s leading information, knowledge, events and scholarly research businesses, with a career having spanned both the public and private sectors. He joined Informa as a Non-Executive Director in 2010 before being appointed as Group Chief Executive in 2013. Prior to becoming the Group CEO of Informa PLC, he was President & Managing Director EMEA at Alcatel Lucent Inc, Managing Director and COO of ntl (now Virgin Media), and CEO and Managing Director of JWT UK & Ireland. In the public sector Stephen was the founding CEO of Ofcom, before serving as Chief of Strategy to Prime Minister, The Right Hon. Gordon Brown and as Minister for Telecommunications and Media.

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Gareth Wright

Group Finance Director

Gareth has extensive Senior Executive experience in Finance roles. He joined Informa in 2009 and has held various roles within the Group, including Deputy Finance Director and Acting Group Finance Director before being appointed Group Finance Director in July 2014. Prior to joining Informa, Gareth held a range of positions at National Express plc including Head of Group Finance and Acting Group Finance Director. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PwC), and worked in its audit function from 1994 to 2001.

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Gareth Bullock

Senior Independent Director

Gareth joined the Informa Board in 2014. He has over 40 years' experience in the financial services industry and extensive international Non-Executive and Executive experience from banking and with FTSE 100 companies. Gareth retired from the Board of Standard Chartered PLC in 2010, where he was responsible for Africa, Middle East, Europe and the Americas as well as chairing Risk and Special Assets Management. He has both wide functional and international experience, having been Head of Corporate Banking in Hong Kong, CEO for Africa, Group Chief Information Officer and Head of Strategy.

Informa Connect. Know More, Do More, Be More.
Informa Connect’s network of events, intelligence and expert industry leaders enable professionals and businesses to grow by connecting them with knowledge, ideas and opportunities in the MEA region. We champion change and drive innovation by organising world-class annual events and training seminars to fit your business needs.


  • Innovative - we want to be innovative in the development of our product content; in our formats of delivery; in our pricing models to ensure we keep our offering fresh and relevant to our customers.
  • Non-bureaucratic - we have to have proper controls in place in a business like this but we also want to to be fast moving, decisive, able to act quickly when opportunity presents and nimble enough to be a revered force in the market.


  • Top Employers United Kingdom 2016, Top Employers Institute, 2016

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