Richard Mortimore

Group Commercial Director of Reed Exhibitions UK

Richard Mortimore is the Group Commercial Director of Reed Exhibitions UK, part of Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organiser. He joined Reed Exhibitions as Managing Director of the Travel division in May 2006 and was responsible for the global development of the portfolio of travel and meeting exhibitions as well as running the day to day operations of the group. In 2013 he became the Chief Executive Officer of the UK business and added responsibilities for Sub Saharan Africa the following year. In his current role he is responsible for developing and implementing the RX Global commercial strategy which aligns with company goals and objectives, drives revenue and ultimately business growth.

With a background in business management and accountancy, Richard previously held senior management roles as Director International Sales, Services and Marketing EMEA for US Airways as well as a variety of roles for United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.

Richard is a strong advocate of exhibitions as a face to face opportunity for creating business relationships and has implemented a key account management strategy plus providing high quality customer service and ROI to all participants during his time at Reed Exhibitions.