UBM appoints Lucy Dimes as CEO World

UBM has announced the appointment of Lucy Dimes as CEO of UBM EMEA. Dimes will take up her position on 16 October 2017 and will join the executive committee.

Dimes (pictured) brings a strong track record of growing businesses by focusing on meeting the needs of customers in innovative ways. Most recently, she was chief executive of Fujitsu in the UK & Ireland. She has held numerous leading positions at BT, including global vice president and managing director of the BT/HP Strategic Alliance, and was instrumental in driving the strategic transformation in UK & Ireland for Alcatel-Lucent.

At Equiniti she was responsible for driving digital innovation and operational transformation prior to their flotation. Lucy also served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Berendsen plc.

Lucy’s focus will be upon accelerating the implementation of the Events First strategy in EMEA. We believe there are further opportunities to accelerate growth, improve efficiency and enlarge our presence in the region over time.

Tim Cobbold, chief executive of UBM plc, said: “I am delighted Lucy is joining UBM. Her experience and expertise are a perfect fit with our Events First strategy. Her strong customer focus and background in technology will further enhance UBM’s senior leadership strengths.”

Dimes added: “UBM is an exciting, dynamic company with a collaborative culture and a clear strategy. I am really looking forward to identifying opportunities for us to enhance the customer proposition in the sectors we serve and explore further opportunities for growth in the EMEA division.”