Hyve Divisional MD Julie Driscoll exits to take up CEO role at Olympia London
Julie Driscoll, the Divisional Managing Director of Retail, Fashion and Manufacturing at Hyve Group plc, which owns the Scoop, Pure London and Moda trade shows, has been appointed by ASM Global as CEO of Olympia London, starting on 5 December 2022.
Driscoll has been at Hyve Group since 2018, spending the first three years as UK Regional Director. Prior to Hyve, she spent 13 years at Ascential in various director roles, culminating as Managing Director of Pure London (at the then Ascential plc owned show).
Olympia London’s current Managing Director, Nigel Nathan, will remain in a consultancy role for three months “to ensure a smooth leadership transition”.
Driscoll said: “I am thrilled to be joining Olympia London under the management of ASM Global – a world leader of event venues and entertainment. For 136 years Olympia London has been the home of inspirational events.
“In partnership with the venue’s owners, Yoo Capital and Deutsche Finance International, I very much look forward to working with the wonderful Olympia London team, to position the venue as a world class destination for the next 100 years.”
Nathan added: “I am so proud to have worked with such an amazing and passionate team at Olympia London for the last 23 years. We’ve achieved so much together.
“Finding the right person to lead our glorious venue into its exciting future was vital. Julie brings impressive experience from across the events industry, and a strong vision for how to build upon Olympia London’s heritage of hosting events.”