Ocean Media appoints former Opex group MD Andy Gibb

Consumer exhibition organiser Ocean Media Group, has appointed Andy Gibb, formerly group managing director of Opex Group, as head of its leisure sector and Coventry office, where he will now be based.

Ocean Media appoints former Opex group md Andy Gibb
Ocean Media appoints former Opex group md Andy Gibb

"This role opens up a world of opportunity for me both professionally and personally," said Gibb. "Ocean Media is an innovative company. It's exciting and motivating to be joining a company which is enhancing and developing its UK business while at the same time making inroads across continental Europe in a number of sectors."

James Brooks-Ward, managing director of Ocean Media Group added: "Andy joins us at an exciting time. He will be heading up the re-branded Boat and Caravan Show, one of our leading UK consumer events, which has grown substantially in size and visitor numbers. Andy has a strong and diverse exhibition skill set which will be a valuable asset to us during this period of expansion and new launches across our Group."

Ocean Media Group was sold to a management buy-in team backed by AAC Capital Partners in 2007.

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