Industry appointments round-up: September 8-14

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

TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics company, has appointed John Nicholl as its new head of commercial. In his newly-created position, Nicholl will have responsibility for brand partnerships, sponsorships and hospitality sales across TEG’s live entertainment portfolio. Nicholl, who has 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing, most recently served as general manager of commercial and marketing for Rugby Australia.

Music festival experience platform Festicket has appointed Lauren Pye as president – North America. It marks the first US appointment for Festicket, which currently operates in London, Amsterdam, Berlin and Porto. Pye, who joins Festicket from Live Nation Entertainment, will lead the company’s new office in San Francisco.

Bob Jordan has left his position as senior vice-president of Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment. Jordan was part of the company’s Team and Venue Services group and specialised in technology infrastructure at sports facilities.

SMG has appointed Chris Anderson as director of facilities at the 10,000-seat Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall venues in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The commercial department at English Championship football club Brentford is recruiting staff to help sell premium seats at its new stadium, which is due to open in the summer of 2020. The club is seeking a small number of skilled senior sales executives and a premium sales administrator. Full details can be found here.

Newly launched Vibe Pay, established by Luke Massie, the founder of Vibe Tickets, has appointed former city trader and mobile payments specialist Gary Prince as managing director.

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