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Appointments round-up: Barclays Center, New Jersey Devils, EFL and more

This week saw David  Levy assume the role of chief executive at the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center following the completion of Joseph Tsai’s takeover of the NBA basketball team and its home arena.

Levy brings with him 32 years of experience at Turner Broadcasting, six of which were spent as president of the company. Levy also becomes president of J Tsai Sports and will join Tsai’s family office as a venture partner, covering sports, media and entertainment investments on a global level.

For more details of Levy’s appointment and Tsai’s takeover deal, check out our full story from earlier in the week.

Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) has appointed Jake Reynolds as president of the New Jersey Devils NHL ice hockey franchise.

Reynolds (pictured), who previously worked as HBSE’s chief revenue officer, will oversee all business, revenue, strategy and operations for the Devils. He will work alongside Ray Shero, the team’s executive vice-president and general manager.

Following Reynolds’ appointment, Hugh Weber will assume an elevated leadership role within HBSE. Weber has served as president of the Devils and Prudential Center since 2013 and he will play a key role in positioning HBSE’s organisational structure in the coming years.

Rick Parry is set to become the new chairman of the English Football League (EFL).

Parry, who previously worked as chief executive of the Premier League and Liverpool, has been named chairman designate by the EFL Board and the recommendation will be presented to clubs next Thursday.

If he receives the backing of the clubs, Parry’s chairmanship will be put forward for formal ratification at a general meeting. Parry was chief executive of the Premier League from 1991 to 1997 and Liverpool from 1997 to 2009.

Dustin Lockett has been named as managing director of TEG Experiences, a new content division of Australian ticketing company TEG.

The new division brings together TEG’s family entertainment, experiential and exhibitions businesses to deliver what it hopes will be a “powerful new force in live entertainment”. Lockett previously worked as commercial director of BBC Studios ANZ and director of Seven West Media’s Red Live Events and Touring.

For more details on the launch of TEG Experiences, check out our sister site TheTicketingBusiness.com.

TEG has also announced that Anton Berezin and Theresa Borg will be departing as managing director and creative director of Life Like Touring and The Entertainment Store, which they founded together 20 years ago.

The Formula E electric car-racing series has named Jamie Reigle as its new chief executive, replacing Alejandro Agag who is transitioning to the role of chairman.

Reigle is currently vice-president of business operations for the Los Angeles Rams NFL American football team and previously spent a decade as a senior executive at Premier League football club Manchester United, overseeing the club’s Asia-Pacific operations.

He will begin his new role at Formula E following the end of the 2018-19 season. The Canadian was appointed following what Formula E described as a “rigorous” selection process.

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 in our next round-up.

Image: New Jersey Devils