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Appointments round-up: Kardinia Park, StubHub, SeatGeek and more

This week’s round-up includes Gerard Griffin’s appointment as the new chief executive of the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust.

The Trust owns the Kardinia Park stadium in South Geelong, Australia. The 36,000-seat stadium, which serves as the home of AFL Aussie rules team the Geelong Cats, is also known as GMHBA Stadium for sponsorship reasons.

Griffin (pictured) has 25 years of experience in sporting facilities and membership clubs and most recently worked at the Melbourne Cricket Club, overseeing all facets of event operations, catering and hospitality, security and terrorism management. He will commence his new role in May.

Online ticketing exchange company StubHub has named Arnie Katz as its new vice-president, and chief product and technology officer.

StubHub has also named Miguel Giribet Giral as vice-president of global ecommerce and Stephanie Burns as vice-president and general counsel. For the full story on these appointments, visit our sister site TheTicketingBusiness.com.

Christophe Pierrel has assumed management of SBA, the company that oversees the running of the Matmut Atlantique, the home stadium of French Ligue 1 football club Girondins de Bordeaux. The stadium opened in 2015 and hosted five matches during the 2016 UEFA European Championships in France.

Mobile-focused ticketing platform SeatGeek has named Danielle du Toit as the company’s first president of SeatGeek Enterprise. In her role, du Toit will oversee all SeatGeek Enterprise business operations, both within North America and across Europe.

Du Toit will be based out of SeatGeek’s New York headquarters and will direct product, sales, implementation, support and success for the firm’s ticketing partners. She joins SeatGeek after spending two years at Cheetah Digital, where she served as executive vice-president of global services, strategy and operations.

The International Cricket Council has announced that Manu Sawhney will assume the role of chief executive with immediate effect. Sawhney has been working alongside chief executive David Richardson for the last six weeks to ensure a smooth transition for the ICC.

Richardson will remain with the ICC until July, overseeing the delivery of the Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.

Do you have news of an appointment that we should know about? Get in touch by emailing news.editor@thestadiumbusiness.com and we’ll include it on our next round-up.

Image: Kardinia Park Stadium Trust