Ex-UBM man Simon Mills appointed executive director at ExCeL London

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Ex-UBM man Simon Mills appointed executive director at ExCeL London

Former UBM group director Simon Mills is to join ExCeL London in the UK as executive director. He will have commercial responsibility for Exhibitions, Media and Food & Beverage.

Mills has spent the past 17 years at global event and conference organiser UBM. His most recent role was group director of the Brand, Design and Protection Portfolio, overseeing a portfolio of 17 products.

During that time, Mills ran several market leading events at ExCeL, including the Protection & Management Series (IFSEC, Facilities Show, SHE and Firex) and Black Hat.

Jeremy Rees, acting CEO, ExCeL London, said of Mills joining ExCeL: “Having worked with him over a number of years, I know he will be a fantastic addition to our team. His extensive industry experience and insight will help us to attract more world leading events to London and ExCeL. He will also play a key role in helping us to deliver our vision for guest experience, with a particular focus on food and media. I look forward to welcoming Simon to the team and wish him every success in his new role.”

Mills, who takes up his role on 2 July, added: “I am thrilled to be joining the team at ExCeL… Having run several market leading events at ExCeL myself, I am looking forward to bringing my organiser knowledge to help further cement that key relationship between organiser and venue.”

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