John Rishton

Chair at Informa

John provides significant international experience to the Informa Board. He joined as a Non-Executive Director in September 2016, serving as Chair of the Audit Committee before being appointed Chair of the Board in June 2021.

John was Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Group PLC from 2011 to 2015, having been a Non-Executive Director since 2007.

Before joining Rolls-Royce, John was Chief Executive and President of the Dutch international retailer Royal Ahold NV, and prior to that its Chief Financial Officer. John previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer of British Airways PLC.

He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

John is a Non-Executive Director at Unilever PLC, Serco Group PLC and Associated British Ports Ltd.


  • Chair

    Current role

  • Non-Executive Director