CBI: CBI deputy president Dame Helen Alexander named UBM chairman
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CBI deputy president Dame Helen Alexander named UBM chairman

Alexander to succeed John Botts at business-to-business publisher and events organiser

Dame Helen Alexander 559Dame Helen Alexander, the CBI deputy president, will become chairman of business-to-business publisher and events organiser UBM next month, it has been announced today.

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Ms Alexander, also chairman of Incisive Media and the Port of London Authority, will join UBM next month – to succeed outgoing chairman John Botts.

She said: “I am delighted to join the Board of UBM plc and I look forward to working closely with the Board, and with David Levin and his executive management team to continue the development of UBM.”

Mr Botts, who is retiring after five years as chairman, paid tribute to his successor.

“Dame Helen most certainly brings both a broad business background and particular experience of the business media sector which will serve UBM’s Board and shareholders well,” he said. “I am delighted that she has agreed to become Chairman.”

David Levin, the chief executive officer of UBM,said:

“I am delighted to welcome Dame Helen to the UBM Board as John Botts’ successor as Chairman.  Dame Helen has deep and rich business, media and content experience and expertise, and I look forward to working closely with her as we continue to build UBM.”

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