Geoff graduated from Birmingham University, UK in 1982 with a Law LLB Hons Degree. He started his career in publishing before moving in to exhibitions with emap.
His first senior role was as Managing Director of Focus Events in 1986, going on to become Managing Director of Trade & Public Exhibitions a division of the Maxwell Group in 1987.
In 1989 he joined Haymarket Publishing to create Haymarket Exhibitions and BBC Haymarket Exhibitions as Deputy Managing Director.
Geoff moved to Dubai in 1994 to set up IIR Exhibitions Middle East as Managing Director and by 1996 he became Managing Director, Middle East & Far East. By 1997 he was Global Managing Director for IIR Exhibitions and Regional Managing Director Conferences for Middle East & Eastern Europe operating 16 offices.
He set up his own business Epoc International in 1998 launching 12 trade fairs. He sold the business to Frankfurt Exhibition centre in 2005 to establish Messe Frankfurt Middle East.
In 2006 he opened Mecom Forums and sold his first two events to IIR/Informa. In 2009 he sold Mecom Forums to Clarion Events to create their Middle East division.
In September 2010 he joined dmg::events as President for Middle East & Asia operating 20 exhibitions across the region. The Middle East office owns and runs many of the region’s largest and most successful events such as the Big 5 construction event, INDEX furniture and interiors exhibition, The Hotel Show and ADIPEC the regions premier oil and gas exhibition.
In September 2013 he became CEO for dmg events globally.