Brenda Daly resigned yesterday and will now go on an extended period of gardening leave.
Daly is a former executive vice president of DMG UK and joined Reed in October last year. She had been at DMG for nine years, but the move to Reed has clearly not worked out.
"Brenda leaves after many very successful shows including 100% Design, London Book Fair, IJL and others, and it has been a pleasure working with her over the past twelve months," said Reed Exhibitions UK CEO Alastair Gornall.
"As Brenda now wants to consult across the industry, we have mutually agreed that she will leave the business now and spend a few months on gardening leave."