People on the move: TEG, CTS Eventim, PTI and more

TEG has announced a management restructure, with Cameron Hoy (pictured centre) having been appointed to the new combined role of chief commercial officer and managing director of ticketing.

Hoy, who was previously chief operating officer and head of ticketing for TEG, will be taking on oversight of TEG Analytics, TEG Insights, TEG Digital and Commercial as well as all TEG’s ticketing operations globally.

In addition, Ian Ball (pictured left) has joined TEG as chief operating officer and will oversee operations, technology, IT, communications and corporate affairs functions, as well as leading TEG’s venues globally.

Check out our sister site TheTicketingBusiness.com for the full story.

Ticketing services and live entertainment firm CTS Eventim has announced Susana Voces (pictured right) as the new managing director of its Spain-based subsidiary Entradas.

Voces joins Entradas from online delivery service Deliveroo, where she was responsible for the global restaurant business. She previously worked as general manager for Italy and Spain at online marketplace eBay, and from 2007 to 2013 she led the development of PayPal in Spain and Portugal.

Paul Smyth has started a new role as the Football Association’s (FA’s) head of event operations at Wembley Stadium.

Smyth has held a range of ticketing roles with the FA and Wembley since 2005 and previously worked as a sport-focused client account manager at Ticketmaster Entertainment.

Amy Grant has begun a new role as event services operations manager for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Grant has previous experience of working on major events, having served as territory manager for the UEFA Euro 2020 Trophy Tour and spectator services manager for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

PTI Digital has named Ben Wells as its new chief commercial officer.

Wells formerly worked at Premier League football club Chelsea and Premiership rugby union outfit Bath. He will lead a newly-formed commercial services team at PTI Digital that will work with clubs, venues and rights-holders to enable them to capitalise on growth opportunities in the digital age.

Championship football club Swansea City has appointed Julian Winter as its new chief executive.

Winter replaces Trevor Birch and will oversee day-to-day matters at the club. He will begin the role later this month.

Winter, a former professional footballer, most recently spent four seasons as chief executive of rival Championship club Huddersfield Town. He previously served as chief executive of Watford, Sheffield United and Notts County

League Two football club Mansfield Town has named David Sharpe as its new chief executive.

The 29-year-old becomes the youngest chief executive in the English Football League (EFL) and succeeds Carolyn Radford, who will become co-chairwoman of the club.

Sharpe formerly served as chairman of Wigan Athletic and was appointed director of football at Mansfield in May. He will now take on overall responsibility for the club’s day-to-day operations.

Steve Phillips has been named interim chief executive of the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU).

Phillips will take up the role when Martyn Phillips steps down following the WRU’s next AGM in October. Phillips will assume responsibility for the day-to-day running of the body from September 14, with a transition and handover period set to conclude ahead of the AGM on October 18.

Phillips currently serves as the WRU’s group finance director and joined the body in 2007 after holding a similar role at regional airport owner TBI.

Rugby Australia has announced the departure of chief business officer Simon Rabbitt and appointed Adam Foulsham as its new chief operating officer.

Foulsham will absorb the finance, legal and information technology teams across Rugby Australia, as well as the development and implementation of the national governing body’s strategic plan.

Foulsham most recently served as chief financial officer at marketing agency Wunderman Thompson, and previously worked in senior executive roles in Melbourne and Sydney as chief financial officer of Young & Rubicam Group. He then moved to New York in September 2011 as global executive vice-president of Young & Rubicam Group.

He will start his new role at Rugby Australia on September 7.

Andrew Abdo has been appointed chief executive of Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL).

Abdo was appointed interim chief executive in April and joined the NRL in 2013, having most recently served as chief commercial officer. He has been named chief executive on a permanent basis by the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC).

Abdo was born in South Africa and worked for Deloitte in Johannesburg, Bermuda and Sydney before joining the NRL.

Clare Williams stepped down as deputy team principal of Formula 1 outfit Williams Racing following the conclusion of yesterday’s (Sunday’s) Italian Grand Prix.

Williams joined the team in 2002 and worked in the communications office before she was appointed to the board in her position as commercial and marketing director in 2012. She became deputy team principal in 2013 and has led Williams to two third and two fifth-place finishes in the constructors’ championship.

Williams’ departure comes after the recent sale of the team to Dorilton Capital.

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