This week’s round-up includes news of Debbie McWilliams’ appointment as director of live entertainment for the SEC, Glasgow.
McWilliams (pictured) previously served as head of live entertainment and ticketing for the Campus. Under her new role, she will oversee the overall management, commercial delivery, event booking and content creation of the entertainment complex, which includes The SSE Hydro.
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor has announced Damian Bush as managing director for Global Spectrum Asia, Spectra’s Singapore affiliate. Before working in Singapore, Bush worked on the London 2012 summer Olympics as venue general manager, and also held roles with Opex Exhibition Services, Earls Court and Olympia London and Alexandra Palace and Park.
Bush previously headed up the venues and events management department at the Singapore Sports Hub as senior director for six years, overseeing the Hub’s venues including the 55,000-seat National Stadium.
Jessica Koravos has been appointed as co-chair of OVG International, the newly-formed, London-based office for Oak View Group. Check out our story from earlier in the week for more details on the OVG International team.
Technology company Supponor, which specialises in sports virtual advertising, has named industry veteran Sir Martin Broughton as its new chairman. Broughton replaces Matthew Wheeler, who is stepping down after almost seven years in the post. Read more here.
Russell Scibetti has started a new position as chief marketing officer at ticketing and fan engagement firm KORE Software. Scibetti also serves as president of Kore Planning & Insights. In his new role, he will plan, implement and oversee all company-wide marketing and advertising strategy.
Leticia De Queiroz Moreira has taken up a new role as operations manager at Ticketmaster Middle East. The role will be based in Dubai.
Fiona Soden has started a new position as head of marketing at LW Theatres. Soden previously served as marketing manager of Nimax Theatres.
The Association of Tennis Professionals has announced that Chris Kermode’s tenure as executive chairman and president of the organisation will not extend beyond his current term, which expires at the end of the year. Kermode has held the roles since the beginning of 2014, with attendances on the ATP Tour having soared during his tenure.
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