Appointments round-up: Stade de France, Silverstone, AEG Ogden and more

This week’s round-up includes Alexandra Boutelier’s appointment as chief executive of the Stade de France in Paris.

The board of Consortium Stade de France has voted in favour of Pierre Coppey’s proposal to separate the company’s chairmanship and executive management. As a result, Coppey will continue as chairman and Henry de la Monneraye will remain vice-chairman, with Boutelier taking over from Coppey’s duties as chief executive.

Sports entertainment, gaming and marketing company Game Changer MVP has appointed Aaron Cohn as its executive vice-president of sales and service. Cohn will oversee all aspects of sales and service, focusing on fulfilment and satisfaction for Game Changer MVP’s clients.

Cohn will also seek to expand the company’s business operations into new markets. He will report to chief operating officer Matt Coy.

British motor-racing circuit Silverstone has named Abby Lambert as its hospitality business development manager, Rashi Lakhani as its business development manager and Sheetal Amliwala as digital and social executive.

Pär Bergman has been announced as the general manager of the new Vaudoise Arena in Lausanne, Switzerland. The arena, which is due to open in August, will have a capacity of 10,000 and will be managed by AEG Facilities.

Bergman previously worked for Swedish venue operator Stockholm Live and will take up his new role on May 1.

The Aus Leisure website has reported that Paul Sergeant has returned to venue operator AEG Ogden as a director of special projects in Australasia. Sergeant has worked at a number of major venues around the world, including Wembley Stadium, Principality Stadium, Suncorp Stadium and Marvel Stadium.

According to Aus Leisure, Ross Steele has also been named manager of the Christchurch Convention Centre in New Zealand.

Other appointments involving AEG Ogden include Martin Latter as group director of kitchens and Geoff Hanrahan as director of international projects – with a specific focus on the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Elsewhere, Ian Chalmers has returned as director of operations at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, while Michael Littlewood becomes director of operations at Suncorp Stadium and Matthew Haynes has been named theatre manager at the ICC Sydney.

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