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Appointments round-up: StubHub, JLL, Rangers and more

This week’s round-up includes Miguel Giribet Giral’s appointment as head of international at online ticket exchange company StubHub.

Giribet (pictured) will be based in the Spanish capital of Madrid and will oversee StubHub’s growth outside of the US. He previously worked as chief commercial officer for fashion ecommerce business Privalia. Read the full story of his appointment on our sister site

Mark Bullingham has today (Friday) been named as the new chief executive of the English Football Association (FA). Bullingham will replace Martin Glenn, who announced in December that he would step down from the role at the end of the 2018-19 season.

Bullingham joined the FA in August 2016 as commercial and marketing director to lead the commercial, marketing and digital functions within the organisation. In December, he became chief commercial and football development officer, with added responsibility of leading the football participation and development department.

Scottish Premiership football club Rangers has named James Bisgrove as its new director of commercial and marketing. Bisgrove will join the Glasgow-based club in June from his current position as head of sponsor partnership management at Team Marketing AG, the exclusive marketing agency for UEFA club competitions.

Bisgrove has previously held leading commercial and marketing roles at UEFA, Emirates Airline and Betfair.

Major League Baseball team the Oakland Athletics has appointed Lydia Tan as its new managing director of real estate. Tan will work alongside A’s president Dave Kaval to deliver the team’s new Howard Terminal ballpark and redevelop the Oakland Coliseum site.

Tan will join the club on April 16 and will be responsible for establishing the vision for the ancillary developments and its interrelation to the ballpark.

JLL, a professional services firm that specialises in real estate and investment management, has announced that James Renne has joined its project and development services platform as national director of sports and entertainment. Renne will assume leadership of the practice from Don Loudermilk, who is retiring.

Renne joins from Rossetti, where he oversaw project vision, execution, new business development and sports and entertainment initiatives as the firm’s sports principal. His work has covered design solutions for a host of professional and collegiate sports.

Todd Burns, president of project and development services at JLL, said: “An architect in sports and entertainment for more than 25 years, Jim understands the multi-faceted objectives of stakeholders in the industry and works closely with clients to help realise their vision while drawing out each project’s unique characteristics and metrics for success.

“His background in retail, master planning and urban design converges with sports giving him unique expertise in mixed-use and sports-anchored development projects. I look forward to watching our sports and entertainment practice continue to grow under Jim’s leadership.”

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Image: StubHub