RX appoints UK and corporate HR director

RXReed Exhibitions (RX) has named Kevin O’Donoghue (pictured) as its UK and corporate HR director.

O’Donoghue has joined from Qurate Retail Group (QVC), where he had a long HR career spanning several countries and progressed from adviser to director. He previously held HR roles with Eurostar and Zulily, and has experience building teams in international and domestic environments.

O’Donoghue will report to RX’s general counsel and global head of HR Alexandra Smyth, who said: “I am delighted to welcome Kevin to RX. Kevin is an accomplished, pragmatic and successful HR Leader and brings a wealth of experience building high-performing teams in international and domestic environments and has worked in the UK, the US and France.

“I am confident his experience will make a great impact on building our culture of innovation and inclusivity where the industry’s leading talent can have a positive impact on the world while building fulfilling careers.”

O’Donoghue added: “RX is a uniquely global business, bringing culture, technology and business together in exciting new ways. We have an important opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the world by making our show brands work better for people. I couldn’t be more excited to be joining RX as we build the skill sets, culture and systems necessary to make our vision for a more responsible and inclusive organisation a reality.”