LONDON, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - UBM plc today announces the appointment of
Sally Shankland as Executive Vice President, Group People & Culture
Director, succeeding Jennifer Duvalier who joins ARM plc.
Sally has been promoted to this role from her current position as Chief
Executive Officer of UBM Connect - UBM's US-based $110m portfolio b2b
marketing services business. Sally will maintain her involvement with
UBM Connect as its non-executive Chairman and the process to appoint
her successor as CEO is now under way. Sally will continue to be based
in New York when she takes up her worldwide People & Culture role.
Sally joined UBM in 1988 and has held successive executive positions in
marketing, sales and management. Sally led UBM Medica US's successful
transition from a print-based publishing business to its position as
one of the leading digital marketing services businesses serving the US
healthcare market. She was subsequently appointed Chief Executive
Officer of UBM Connect in May 2012.
David Levin, CEO of UBM plc said:
"I am very pleased to announce Sally's appointment to lead UBM's People
& Culture function, a role which is vitally important to UBM. Sally
will work closely with me, our CFO Bob Gray and with colleagues on
UBM's senior executive team to continue and further develop our
programs to strengthen UBM's positive culture; to attract, develop and
retain the talent which is driving forward UBM's development; to evolve
UBM's organisational structure and operating model to focus on strong
customer and market insight; and, to ensure we are operating
effectively to deliver UBM's strategy as a global events-led marketing
services and communications business."
"Sally's outstanding operational and commercial management track record
at UBM Connect and at UBM Medica US make her ideally qualified to take
on this larger role, having demonstrated her ability to relate to
colleagues and customers alike, and her focus on creating high
performance, inclusive cultures which produce great results. I am
particularly pleased that we've been able to promote someone into this
role who has such deep operational experience and expertise in UBM and
of the wider b2b media industry. Sally's appointment is also a great
demonstration that UBM career paths can span both commercial and
Notes to Editors
1. About UBM plc
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications
company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers
and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and
distributing news and specialist content. Our 5,500 staff in more than
30 countries are organised into expert teams which serve commercial and
professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets
to work effectively and efficiently.
For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM corporate news.
2. About UBM Connect
UBM Connect provides live media, marketing services, education and
interactive digital environments across a number of communities, the
largest of which are medical device design, advanced manufacturing and
healthcare. UBM Connect's leading brands include MedTechWorld, Medical
Design & Manufacturing, WestPack, Design News, Plastek, PharmaPack,
QMed, Cancer Network, Physicians Practice and Psychiatric Times.
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