Wilmington plc has announced the appointment of Martin Morgan as Chairman and to the Board with effect from 1 May 2018. He will succeed Mark Asplin who informed the Board of his intention to retire as Chairman and step down from the Board during 2018.
Martin has over 30 years of media and B2B experience, having spent a large proportion of his career at Daily Mail and General Trust Plc ("DMGT"). Martin was Chief Executive of DMG Information from 1989 until 2008, when he took up the role of Chief Executive from 2008 to 2016 leading DMGT's successful transformation from print to digital and expanding the business internationally. Prior to that, he held a number of senior positions at RELX Plc from 1975 to 1989. Martin is currently Chairman of Signal Media Limited and a Non-Executive Director at City of London Investment Trust, a position he has held since 2012, and was a director of Euromoney Institutional Investor plc between 2008-2016.
Pedro Ros, Wilmington's CEO, said: "We are delighted to welcome Martin to Wilmington. His industry experience and proven credentials as the former CEO of Daily Mail and General Trust Plc, speaks for itself and we look forward to the experience and insight he will bring to our Board as we focus on digitalising and internationalising our business. Martin brings to Wilmington a wealth of knowledge in media, B2B and transforming information businesses and the Board believes he is the right fit to lead the Group through the next phase of its growth and development. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Mark Asplin for his significant contribution during his tenure as Chairman and we wish him well in his future endeavours."