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David Gilbertson, Chief Executive, Emap

David Gilbertson, CEO, Emap
David Gilbertson joined Emap as Chief Executive Officer in March 2008.

He has some 30 years' experience in the information industry having held editorial and management positions with Metal Bulletin, Reuters, Reed Elsevier and Informa.

He joined LLP in 1987 as Editor of Lloyd's List, joining the LLP board in 1992. Mr Gilbertson was a member of the 3i-backed management buy-out team which bought LLP from Lloyd's of London in 1995, becoming its Chief Executive in 1997.

He took LLP to flotation on the London Stock Exchange in early 1998, and became Chief Executive of Informa Group plc upon its formation from the merger of LLP with IBC in December 1998. Mr Gilbertson was appointed Managing Director on the merger of Informa and Taylor & Francis in May 2004, and was reappointed as Chief Executive of Informa plc in 2007.

He is also Non-Executive Chairman of John Brown Holdings Limited.

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