DMG events, a subsidiary of U.K.-based Daily Mail and General Trust, announced a reorganization of upper-level management that will transition current executive roles and make room for new officers.
Geoff Dickinson (pictured) will be the new global CEO of dmg events, effective Oct. 1, as the company separates itself from dmg information. Suresh Kavan, dmg events chairman, presently CEO for both dmg events and dmg information, will retain the title for the latter.
Simon Mellor will replace Dickinson, currently president of dmg events Middle East and Asia, at his post, effective Oct. 1. Mellor is now senior vice present for the Middle East and Asia for dmg events.
Both promotions come after Galen Poss, global COO for dmg events, made the move to vice chairman.
“Suresh worked very closely with Galen Poss on more of the day-to-day for dmge,” says Nicole Buraglio, marking director at dmg events. “As those two are moving more into roles that serve the board, they’re just trying to bring in individuals that can keep the day-to-day taken care of so Suresh and Galen can focus more on the company’s big picture.”
According to Buraglio, the staffing shifts are limited to upper-management moves at the moment; however, more staff changes are likely.
“The dmg events portion of the company is in a mode of growth and has made it very clear that we will grow aggressively, especially in the United States,” she says.
With Poss’s role shift, various members of the dmg events team will jointly take over his corporate responsibilities.
“Jeff is going to have a different title as CEO versus Galen’s COO, but he’ll take over some of his responsibilities,” Buraglio says. “Galen’s starting to transition to roles that keep him less involved day-to-day and more involved as a leader and thinker for the company.”