A round-up of key appointments from within the sports and events industries over the past week.
The Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR) has appointed Richard Brundle as its new chairman. Brundle was approved unanimously at STAR’s recent AGM and he will take over from Adrian Sanders, who has retired after two and a half years in the role.
Weezevent has appointed Isabelle Chevallier as an executive vice-president of its Europe division. Chevallier previously worked at Sony Music Entertainment, progressing from the business affairs unit to executive vice-president of business development. She has also worked for Intellitix, a provider of RFID access control and cashless payment systems for live events.
Ralph Rimmer has been named as the chief executive of the Rugby Football League, rugby league’s governing body in England, on a permanent basis. Rimmer had been serving as interim chief executive of the RFL since January, after it was announced that Nigel Wood would be stepping down from his position to take up a similar role at the Rugby League International Federation.
Live events business NEC Group has appointed Claire Bond as its group HR director. Bond has worked with NEC Group for five years and most recently served as head of business HR and learning development.
Jason Lunn has taken up a new role as venue director of the East of England Arena and Events Centers. Lunn has also joined the Showground Services Board, which manages the venue on behalf of its charitable owner. Lunn has served as the venue’s general manager for the past two and a half years.
Jared Miller has joined Madison Square Garden Ventures as its executive vice-president and chief operating officer. He previously worked as chief digital officer and senior vice-president of analytics and technology at AMB Sports & Entertainment, which oversees the running of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United.
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