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Industry appointments round-up: June 30 to July 6

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

David Richardson is to step down from his role as president of the International Cricket Council when his contract expires following next summer’s Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. Richardson became the ICC’s first general manager in 2002 and has served as chief executive in 2012.

NBA basketball team Orlando Magic has promoted Charles Freeman to the position of president of business operations. Freeman is entering his 23rd season with the Magic, which plays at Amway Center (pictured) and was promoted to chief operating officer in July 2015. He oversees ticket sales, premium sales, client services, ticket operations, corporate partnerships, marketing, arena operations, retail, philanthropy and social responsibility.

The NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks have appointed Vickie Nikoley as their new payroll manager.

The Bucks also made the following appointments ahead of its move to the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center later this year: Zach Bartlett as front of house manager; Kari Lilly as building operations manager; Dominique Schneider as arena scheduling manager; and Michelle Young as box office and ticketing finance manager.

Paul Barrett has been named as the new chef at Kempton Park Race, which is part of Jockey Club Venues. Barrett previously worked as head chef at Twickenham Stadium, home of the England rugby union team.

Ticketing software firm Vennersys, which is based in the West Midlands in the UK, has hired Luke Fletcher as its new business development executive.

Joseph Paul has joined Vennersys as a client account manager and will seek to support existing clients to ensure they are happy with the company’s services.

Vennersys has named Sharon Horton as a telesales executive. Horton previously worked in sales at the Jardine Motors Group.

NFL American football team the Jacksonville Jaguars is to host a job fair at TIAA Bank Field on July 8-9 in association with its stadium partners. The event will help the Jaguars fill more than 1,000 part-time positions for the team’s 2018 home games and other events. Vacancies include food bartenders, cooks, prep staff, servers and merchandise supervisors.

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