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Industry appointments round-up: February 10-16

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

Live Nation Sweden has appointed Patrick Fredriksson as its new director of partnerships. The co-founder of Swedish promoter Luger will be responsible for all Live Nation and Luger partnerships across their concerts, festivals and artists in Sweden.

Ken Lehner has been hired as the president of High Point Baseball, a non-profit that will operate a proposed ballpark in downtown New Jersey. Lehner has held front-office positions with Major League Baseball’s Florida Marlins, as well as NHL ice hockey teams Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes.

Lindsay Harding has been appointed as United Talent Agency’s (UTA) new chief financial officer. The move marks the first time a woman has served as a CFO of a major booking agency. Harding joins the firm from Amblin Partners, where she helped broker a deal with Alibaba Pictures.

Event management firm Far and Beyond Events (FAB) has named Andy Mackenzie as its head of health and safety. Mackenzie has extensive operational experience, with knowledge of licensing, local authority liaison and event paperwork.

Accesso Technology has appointed former Disney senior vice-president Royce Paul Noland Jr as its new chief executive. Current chief executive Steve Brown is to step down, with Noland, current president of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), set to take up the role in April.

ICM Partners, a Los Angeles-based agency, has promoted six of its agents to partner status. The new additions, Ayala Cohen, Hrishi Desai, Adam Ginivisian, Scott Mantell, Kathleen Remington, and Lara Sackett bring the total up to 53 partners. Mantell, the head of international touring for the concerts department, which he built from the ground up, represents clients ranging from Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, D’Angelo and Jon Bellion to Cyndi Lauper, Jill Scott, and Postmodern Jukebox.

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