Gornall returns to industry with Centaur

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Former Reed Exhibitions MD, Alistair Gornall, has joined Centaur Exhibitions as its first non-executive chairman. Company CEO Geoff Wilmot said the appointment reflected into the strategic role exhibitions played in its future growth strategy.“Alistair is a highly creative media professional.  He has exceptional experience of running a large international exhibitions business and I am confident that he will add great value to the business as he works with Calum Taylor, MD of Centaur Exhibitions, to deliver this important part of our growth strategy,” Wilmot said. Centaur Exhibitions is a division of Centaur Media. Taylor said Gornall’s experience would help it take a major step forward. “We have come through the recession in good health, and we have significant ambitions to up the game and internationalise the business,” he told EN. Centaur plans to grow through new show launches as well as acquisitions, Taylor added. Centaur maintains 20 brands in the UK as well as Dusseldorf, Brussels and Dubai including the Business Travel Show, Homebuilding and Renovating Show, Subcon Show and National Home Improvement Show. Gornall left Reed in April 2010 after six years with the company. He was replaced by Andrew Fowles. Recent appointment? Email: exhibitionnews@mashmedia.net
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