Reed revamps management


Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) has launched a major restructuring of their senior management in an expansion drive aimed to reinforce its position as market leaders.

Directors Fiona Jeffery, Matt Thompson and Debbie Jackson have been promoted to group exhibition directors with extra responsibilities, including researching for new events to add to the company's extensive portfolio.

Alix Blumsom has been appointed customer relationship management director and this key role will involve heavy focus on developing RTE's website and building up awareness of its travel portal.

Sam Goonetillake has been named RTE sales director, armed with 15 years of experience ranging over Forte Hotels, The Financial Times, IATA and Wembley Event Management.

And Miranda Beevor has replaced Alix Blumsom as relationship marketing manager.

"These changes are introduced because of recent expansion and to maximise the potential for immediate and future growth," said managing director Tom Nutley.

As marketing and business development director and UK events, Jeffery will work closely with Nutley in projecting the brand and developing new business projects. She already heads up RTE's flagship event, the World Travel Market (WTM) and British Travel Trade Fair.

Thompson's switch to group leisure director sees him responsible for the ATM, Mediterranean Travel Fair, CIS Travel Market, International Golf Travel Market plus PATA Travel Mart, based in Singapore, reporting directly to him. He will be RTE's representative co-ordinating with Top Resa (France).

Jackson becomes group Mice director. This means liaison with the Mice (meetings, incentives, conference, exhibitions) industry as well as leading the Reed teams which currently run EIBTM (Geneva) and AIME (Melbourne).