Sally Shankland stepping down as CEO of UBM Americas
London, UK – May 22, 2015 — UBM plc announces that Sally Shankland will be stepping down as CEO of UBM Americas at the end of June 2015 to pursue an opportunity in a different industry. In line with UBM’s succession planning and following the appropriate process, we expect to announce an internal appointment well ahead of Sally’s departure at the end of June. Until then, Sally will continue to fulfil her duties, including her position on the Executive Committee and the Advanstar Integration Committee.
Tim Cobbold, Chief Executive of UBM plc, said:
“Sally’s commitment to UBM has been significant. She has seen the Group transformed from a print-heavy conglomerate into an Events-focussed media and communications business. Her role within this transformation has been noteworthy, particularly her long tenure as leader of our US medical media assets. I thank her warmly for her contribution and wish her every success in her new role.”
Sally Shankland commented:
“The decision to leave UBM was far from easy to make as I feel passionately about the organisation and the people that work here. However after 28 years, I feel I am ready for a new challenge – at a new company and in a new industry. I will look forward to watching as UBM realises its ambition of becoming the world’s leading B2B Events organiser.”