Mark Shashoua

Mark Shashoua

Chief Executive Officer

Mark was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in September 2016. Mark was previously the CEO of i2i Events Group, the event arm of Ascential plc, where he spent five years leading the internationalisation and diversification of the business.

Mark is a prominent figure in the international events industry and was one of the founding members of the company, then called ITE Group, in 1991, where he was a senior Director and Board member for eight years.

Mark’s focus is on evolving the business and working towards achieving its ambition. He spends considerable time alongside regional leaders and event teams, discussing the strategy of each market-leading show and planning for sustainable growth.

Mark is passionate about representing the evolution of customers’ behaviours in the events industry and pioneering constant change, while delivering value to shareholders.

John Gulliver

John Gulliver

Chief Finance and Operations Officer

John was appointed as the Company’s COO in October 2017. With effect from 1 October 2020 John took up the newly-formed combined role of CFO and COO. He oversaw the rollout of best practice as part of the TAG programme. John also has responsibility for implementing and maintaining our best practice operating model across our global network of exhibitions.

Prior to joining, John held senior financial positions in the media sector, including Interim CFO at Emap/Top Right Group and also Divisional CFO at Ascential, and CFO of i2i Events Group from June 2012 to June 2017, where he worked alongside Mark Shashoua, CEO. Prior to that, John was Finance Director at Precise Media from 2008 to 2010.

John’s background in finance and operational transformation, as well as his experience in the events sector, underpins his passion for bringing about positive change and disruption within the industry. John enjoys working in a change-led environment and loves the passion, energy and sense of achievement that occur as the company, and the people working within it, realise their potential. 

Corina Holmes

Corina Holmes

Chief People Officer

Corina joined us as Chief People Officer in July 2018, bringing with her over 25 years’ experience of leading Global HR functions for large, complex and global companies such as Travelex, MCI and BT.

More recently, Corina was Director of Human Resources for tech start-up Truphone, the world’s first global mobile business where she designed, developed and implemented a global people strategy, enabling the business to successfully grow from 200 to 1,200 people across ten countries.

Corina loves to bring the business strategy to life through its people. Her focus is on ensuring Hyve is a great place to work, adding value to the business by attracting and retaining the best people, and enabling a vibrant culture of success.

Helen Milburn

Helen Milburn

General Counsel

Helen is responsible for leading our global legal team and for overseeing our worldwide legal affairs including corporate, commercial, litigation, and intellectual property matters. She joined in 2019 from ‘Big Four’ consulting firm EY, having previously been Acting General Counsel for FTSE250 venture capital investor IP Group plc. Helen read Law at Newcastle University and is qualified to practice law in England and Wales.

Helen is an M&A and investment specialist corporate lawyer, with a breadth of experience advising UK and international boards and companies. Helen’s career to date has seen her work in the UK, US and Australia advising entrepreneurial businesses and delivering legal support to clients, organisations and internal stakeholders in challenging and fast-paced environments. 

Helen is passionate about the practice of law and making law accessible as a career to everyone.