This week’s appointments round-up includes a new role for David Enstone, former ticket office manager at Liberty Stadium (home of Swansea City AFC and Ospreys Rugby), as he joins Ticketmaster as a client account manager.
Enstone oversaw the change of ticket system from ProVenue to VenueMaster, along with the introduction of access control to the stadium. At the stadium, he developed the Venuemaster system to enable disabled supporters to purchase tickets online (the first known club to do so in the Premier League and EFL). Our sister service, TheTicketingBusiness, recognised his endeavours at the Ticketing Technology Awards 2016 in Dublin.
The English Football Association (FA) has announced that Martin Glenn will step down as chief executive of the organisation at the end of the 2018-19 season. The FA said in a statement that Glenn (pictured) has decided to step down “having delivered much of what he came to do”. Glenn, who helped establish St George’s Park as the home of England’s national teams, has spent four years as FA chief executive.
Comcast Spectacor has appointed Valerie Camillo as president of business operations for the Philadelphia Flyers NHL ice hockey team and Wells Fargo Center arena. Camillo will oversee all key business functions, including sales, marketing, analytics, technology and overall business optimisation for the two properties. Camillo joins Comcast Spectacor from Major League Baseball team the Washington Nationals and previously worked as senior vice-president of team marketing and business operations for the NBA basketball league.
The organising committee for the 2028 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles has announced that chief executive Gene Sykes will assume a new advisory role with a formal invitation to join the LA 2028 board. Casey Wasserman will continue to lead LA 2028 as chairperson and president. The announcement of Sykes’ new role comes as the organisation completes its transition into an organising committee and begins its commercial programme.
Scottish Premiership football club Aberdeen has appointed Dave Cormack as its new vice-chairman. The lifelong fan of the club was appointed to the board 18 months ago and he has taken on a new role as Aberdeen seeks to raise funds for the second phase of its Kingsford stadium redevelopment project.
NFL American football team the Carolina Panthers has hired Mark Hart as its new vice-president of development. Hart joins from rival NFL team the Pittsburgh Steelers and his appointment comes with the Panthers said to be exploring an improvement of the team’s practice facilities.
AudienceView, a world leader in e-commerce software for events and entertainment organisations, has appointed Rosemary Maggiore as publisher and chief operating officer of its media division, which includes TheaterMania, WhatsOnStage, the WhatsOnStage Awards and AudienceView’s US and UK live events membership clubs.
Italian Serie A football club Inter Milan has appointed Giuseppe Marotta as its new chief executive of sport. Inter is to adopt a co-chief executive model, whereby Marotta will work alongside Alessandro Antonello, who will serve as chief executive of corporate. Marotta will begin his role immediately.
The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing, has named Sandy Dudgeon as its new senior steward (non-executive chairman), effective from July 12, 2019. Dudgeon will succeed Roger Weatherby and has been elected for a five-year term.
Andreas Zagklis has been appointed as the new secretary general of the International Basketball Federation (Fiba). Zagklis previously served as Fiba’s director of legal services and general counsel. He has been appointed to the role of secretary general following the tragic death of Patrick Baumann in October.
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