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Industry appointments round-up: February 3-9 

A round-up of key appointments from within the sports and events industries over the past week.

Australian A-League football team Sydney FC has appointed Cameron Honey (pictured) as its new chief commercial officer. Honey previously served as general manager of commercial development at Football Federation Australia, the sport’s national governing body in the country.

Major League Baseball team the Atlanta Braves has revealed that its chief financial officer, Chip Moore, is to become the organisation’s executive vice-president of Minor League affiliates and strategic planning. Under his new role, Moore will be responsible for the Braves’ spring training facility in Sarasota, Florida. He will oversee construction of the new facility.

Patron Technology chief executive Marc Jenkins has announced that Betsy Grider has joined the company as chief strategy officer. Grider joins Patron Technology from North American stock car-racing series Nascar, where she served as managing director of technology development and integration.

Live Nation and Maverick has appointed Alisann Blood as senior vice-president of brand partnerships. Under the newly created role, Blood will lead the company’s brand marketing efforts and develop strategic relationships for the Maverick family. She will report to Maverick president Greg Thompson.

Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events has brought in Denise Staples to the position of sales co-ordinator at St James’ Park, home of English Premier League football club Newcastle United. Staples will be tasked with promoting the stadium to corporate clients and event organisers.

Ticketing and event technology platform Eventbrite has appointed Andrew Dreskin to its board of directors. Dreskin will continue in his current role as president of Eventbrite’s music division, a position he has held since the company’s acquisition of Ticketfly last week.

The International Cricket Council has announced the arrival of Indra Nooyi, chairman and chief executive of US multinational food and beverages corporation PepsiCo, to the ICC Board as its first independent female director. Nooyi will join the board in June.

Image: Sydney FC