Informa Plc (INF.L,INFMF.PK) confirmed Tuesday that Stephen Carter will take up the role of Group Chief Executive with effect from January 1st. Carter succeeds current Chief Executive Peter Rigby, who will retire from the company.
The company also announced that Adam Walker, Group Finance Director, will leave the company today. In October, Walker has been appointed by engineering group GKN Plc (GKN.L) as its Group Finance Director, succeeding Bill Seeger, effective February 26, 2014. Walker will join the GKN Board on January 1, 2014 as Group Finance Director Designate.
Walker has been Informa’s Finance Director since March 2008. Informa earlier had said that it has appointed an executive search firm to work closely with Carter to identify his successor.
Carter, aged 49, who has been an Informa board director since 2010, was formerly President/Managing Director EMEA and President/Managing Director Global Managed Services at Alcatel-Lucent, the telecommunications and technology group.
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