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Appointments round-up: Saracens, Live Nation Japan and more

This week saw Edward Griffiths step down from his role as interim chief executive of Premiership rugby club Saracens.

Griffiths’ (pictured) resignation came after Saracens was handed a further 70-point deduction by the league, ensuring its relegation at the end of the season. The club had already been deducted 35 points following breaches of its salary cap rules.

Saracens said the recruitment process is underway for a long-term chief executive, with an appointment to be made in due course. Griffiths stepped in as interim chief executive following Nigel Wray’s retirement as chairman of Saracens.

Kei Ikuta has been appointed as senior vice-president of Live Nation Japan.

Ikuta will oversee the development of touring opportunities for domestic and international acts, reporting to Live Nation Japan president John Boyle. Ikuta joins the company having most recently served as vice-president of Japanese concert promoter UDO Artists.

MusikWoche reports that Lukas Goy has taken up a new role as chief operating officer at DEAG-owned ticketing company MyTicket.

Goy previously served as operations manager for MyTicket and before that worked for DEAG subsidiary River Concerts.

AEG Presents has promoted Frederick Lauzier to senior vice-president of global touring and talent.

Lauzier previously served as vice-president and general manager of AEG’s Global Touring division. In his new position, he will hold an expanded role across all touring operations, including ticketing, production and overall global strategy.

Lauzier will work with AEG Presents’ president of global touring and talent Gary Gersh and the entire global touring and talent team.

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: Saracens