The Concerto Group has appointed David Gilbertson as non-executive chairman and group board member.

Gibertson brings experience in leading and chairing mid-sized private businesses as well as larger groups, with career-long sector expertise in events and publishing.

A graduate of Cambridge University, Gilbertson started in business journalism before moving into executive management where he led media organisations such as  Informa, Emap and Lloyd’s of London Press.

Concerto group chief executive Teresa-Anne Dunleavy said: “We are delighted to be bringing David’s expertise into the business. He brings deep experience of chairing boards and guiding companies with a strong emphasis on value creation and is well placed to support our ambitious plans for the business”.

Gilbertson added: “Concerto has an unmatched position in the field of special events  organisation as an experiential creator, upscale venue provider and market-leading caterer. The range of its offerings enables it to continue to push boundaries and to distinguish itself through quality and scope. The senior team is driving an exciting growth agenda and I’m really pleased to be joining to support them on this journey.”