ITE GROUP has appointed Andrew Beach as chief financial officer of the trade exhibition organiser.
Beach will join the board of ITE and assume the role of CFO once he has served the notice period in his current role, which is expected to be by the beginning of January 2017. Des McEwan will continue as interim group finance director until this time.
He joins from Ebiquity, the AIM-listed marketing analytics specialist, where he is currently chief financial & operating officer. He joined Ebiquity in 2007 as financial controller moving to CFO in 2008.
In this role he oversaw the rapid expansion of the business, which now spans 20 offices in 14 markets and employs 900 staff. Andrew has led and integrated over 15 acquisitions across new verticals and global geographies and restructured the global finance team.
Prior to joining Ebiquity, he spent nine years at PWC as part of the entertainment and media audit practice where he qualified as an ACA.
Commenting on Beach’s appointment Marco Sodi, ITE’s chairman, said: “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to ITE. He brings a proven mix of listed company and media experience along with his impressive turnaround and M&A credentials. Alongside our recently announced appointment of Mark Shashoua as CEO, Andrew will bring a fresh perspective to take ITE to the next phase in its development.”