Julie Driscoll (pictured) is returning to global event and exhibition organiser Hyve as executive vice-president, where she will have overall responsibility for Hyve’s international EdTech, Global Natural Resources, Retail, Manufacturing, and Engineering portfolios.
Driscoll will return to Hyve in the New Year and has served less than a year as Olympia London CEO. She had previously led teams at Hyve, including as a divisional MD and UK regional director.
Hyve CEO Mark Shashoua said: “I am delighted that Julie has agreed to return to Hyve in this newly created and strategically important role. Her connection with our purpose of creating transformational opportunities for our customers is undeniable, and I know she will instil energy, rigour and momentum across our teams.
Driscoll added: “I am thrilled to be joining Hyve at such an exciting time in its journey, as it disrupts the industry and creates the new definition of events. Hyve has always been a hugely ambitious business, with even bigger potential, and I am very much looking forward to coming onboard and unlocking that potential. Whilst it is with a heavy heart I bid the team at Olympia goodbye, this is a dream role for me, and I look forward to supporting the hundreds of amazing people, across 28 brilliant shows, and fully embracing the opportunities which lie ahead.”
Driscoll’s new EVP role complements the recent appointment of Jose Papa as executive VP, Americas. Together, Driscoll and Papa will spearhead Hyve’s day-to-day operations, championing commercial focus and operational excellence across the business.