A round-up of key appointments from within the sports and events industries over the past two weeks.
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is to become the new president of online ticket marketplace StubHub. Singh Cassidy will report to Devin Wenig, chief executive of eBay, StubHub’s parent company. Singh Cassidy will replace Scott Cutler at StubHub, who was recently appointed senior vice-president of eBay’s Americas business unit.
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has appointed Thierry Weil as its new chief executive. Weil joins the FIH from FIFA, the global governing body of football. He previously spent 25 years with German sportswear company Adidas.
Mark Dodson has extended his contract as chief executive of Scottish Rugby. The new deal will keep Dodson in the position beyond the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.
Don Hawk has been appointed as chief racing development officer for Speedway Motorsports, which operates a number of facilities in North America. Hawk has served as senior vice-president of business affairs for Speedway Motorsports since 2014.
The East of England Arena and Events Centre has named Charley Perkins as its new account manager. Perkins will manage a portfolio of accounts, including conferences, exhibitions and live events.
Hugh Lombardi has been named as general manager of Target Center in Minneapolis, the home of NBA basketball team the Minnesota Timberwolves and women’s WNBA franchise Minnesota Lynx.
David Schmid has also been promoted to assistant general manager at Target Center, which is operated by AEG Facilities.
AEG Facilities has elevated Tom Reller to the position of regional director of operations.
Contactless solution Tappit has appointed Jason Thomas as its new chief executive. He takes on the role from Rob Groombridge, who has taken up the position of managing director of joint venture company Tappit Africa. Thomas has previously worked for companies such as Sony, Virgin, HMV and Universal.
Advertising, marketing and design agency Dewynters has appointed Adam Fulrath as its new director of creative services. Fulrath will join Dewynters on June 1 from Pottermore, the online news and entertainment source for Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Fulrath served as head of creative for Pottermore and he will replace Larry Osborne at Dewynters.
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