Neil Jones was appointed as Finance Director in November 2008. He has held senior financial positions within the exhibitions industry for over 10 years. He was formerly Finance Director at Tarsus Group plc, which specialises in the organisation of trade exhibitions in Europe, America, UAE and Asia. Prior to that, he was European Finance Director for Advanstar Communications, one of the largest US media groups. Neil is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, qualifying with Price Waterhouse in 1990.