By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia, 8 August, 2014

RX Australia today announces the appointment of Brian Thomas as its new Managing Director. Brian will report to Debbie Evans, President South East Asia and Australia and will assume the role on 6 November 2014.


Brian is a familiar face to Reed Exhibitions. He joined RX Australia in 1994 and through his time has held the positions of Finance Director, Commercial Director and event portfolio management. In early 2010, Brian took a posting to Hong Kong with the multiple responsibilities of running the business unit, continuing the business development drive and overseeing a portfolio of events.  In April 2012, Brian returned to Sydney and took up the role of Regional Commercial Director for RX TIME (Turkey, India & Middle East).  In this role, he has been instrumental in the development of the region through identifying, structuring and securing a number of partnerships for new events.


Brian’s knowledge of the Reed Exhibitions business, his strong commercial and financial skills in addition to his international experience gives him unique insight to lead RX Australia into its next phase of success.


Commenting on Brian’s appointment, Debbie Evans said, “This is an appointment I have undertaken with considerable care as RX Australia is a strong and vibrant business unit which prides itself on delivering successful events, continually striving for growth and expanding into new markets, sectors and geographies.  Brian is highly capable of continuing this journey given his success to date within the RX business and his multi-region experience.”


In parallel with the above changes the RX TIME region had recently announced a series of new positions created as a consequence of rapid expansion. Two key roles in that expansion plan are those of Regional Commercial Directors, one based in Sydney and one in the UAE. We are pleased to announce that Simon Lowde will transfer from RX Australia to RX TIME as Regional Commercial Director effective October 6th based in Sydney and reporting to Dan Londero.


Simon has been with RX Australia for 9 years; 5 years as Finance Director and 4 years as Commercial Director. Simon has been a key player in growing the Australian business through the acquisition of key events (Life Instyle, Online Retailer, All Energy Australia and recently Oz-Comic Con) in addition to the launch of new portfolios.


Commenting upon the new appointments Dan Londero added, ‘I am very pleased for Brian and Simon as these career advancements offer great opportunity for them. They are both very hard working and deserving individuals. Moving talent across border and from region to region is what increasingly differentiates Reed Exhibitions as an employer of choice in our industry.’


For further information contact:


Debbie Evans (RX Australia): [email protected]

Dan Londero (RXTIME): [email protected]



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Source: RX Australia