A round-up of key appointments from within the sports and events industries over the past week.
Tawn Albright is to join Ticketmaster as an executive vice president. He will be responsible for the growth and expansion of Ticketmaster’s specialised platforms including TicketWeb, which focuses on ticketing clubs and small venues, and Universe, the company’s DIY ticketing platform.
UK Live Music Group has named Greg Parmley, the managing director of International Live Music Conference (ILMC), as its new chair. Parmley replaces Paul Latham, the chief operating officer of Live Nation UK, who announced his retirement after more than three decades in the live music industry. UK Live Music Group meets every six weeks and contributes to UK Music’s policy development, bringing together various parts of Britain’s live music business.
Paraag Marathe, an executive with the San Francisco 49ers NFL American football team, has been unanimously elected as chair of the USA Cricket Board of Directors. Marathe serves as president of 49ers Enterprises and executive vice-president of football operations for the 49ers. He has spent 18 seasons with the team and oversaw the construction of Levi’s Stadium. Marathe will serve a two-year term with USA Cricket and will oversee its recently commenced application for International Cricket Council membership.
Kevin Roberts has replaced James Sutherland as chief executive of the Cricket Australia national governing body. Roberts, who joined the Cricket Australia board in 2012, will assume his new role on October 25.
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