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People on the move: ICC, WOO Architects and more

Greg Barclay has been elected as the new independent chair of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Barclay (pictured) has been a director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) since 2012 and currently serves as the body’s representative on the ICC board. He will step down from his position at NZC to lead the ICC in an independent capacity.

Barclay was a director of the 2015 men’s Cricket World Cup, which was co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Barclay will replace Shashank Manohar at the ICC after he stepped down earlier this year.

Kevin Owens will become the sole shareholder of Wilson Owens Owens Architects (WOO Architects) after co-director Derek Wilson decided to leave the company to move forward with his own venture.

WOO Architects was created in 2014 and has since developed into a practice of over 15 architects and designers. After a period of “mutual and positive reflection”, the two directors have decided to move into new arenas and operate separate practices.

Owens said: “I would like to thank Derek for the outstanding contribution he has made to WOO over the years both in terms of delivering some of the great work we have produced and in shaping the management of the business as the practice has grown. I wish him well in his new venture and future endeavours.”

Prior to WOO Architects, Wilson worked as a director at his own company, Derek Wilson Architects Limited. He previously worked at HOK and Lobb Sports Architecture and also worked with Owens on the venues and branding strategy of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Fan engagement platform IQONIQ has appointed Tom Scott as chief marketing officer, Adam Lovatt as chief legal officer and Chris Woerts as chief business development officer.

Scott previously worked as chief executive of commercial marketing agency Trippant and as vice-president of communications at Nielsen Sports and Entertainment. Scott also brings Joe Nelson to IQONIQ as the platform’s head of social media.

Lovatt is a seasoned sports and media lawyer with previous experience at OTRO, Dugout, IMG and DAZN. Woerts has led numerous activations and partnerships working at Heineken, Coca-Cola, Feyenoord, the Eredivisie and as a consultant to various national and international companies.

The IQONIQ app is scheduled to be available for download at the start of 2021. IQONIQ has signed partnerships with the likes of LaLiga, the European Handball Federation and Euroleague Basketball

Michael Lloyd has started a new position as sustainability and logistics manager at Premier League football club Arsenal.

Lloyd had previously served as Arsenal’s deputy stadium manager since 2001. His new role comes after Arsenal recently partnered with Ball Corporation, a provider of sustainable aluminium packaging products, which will offer services at the club’s Emirates Stadium.

Adrien Zannettacci has joined Ligue 1 football club AS Monaco as head of partnerships.

Zannettacci joins Monaco from Paris’ La Défense Arena, where he spent over four years, most recently as deputy director of partnerships and sponsorship. He previously headed up the arena’s partnerships department and has also held roles at rugby union club Racing 92, Ideactif and Amaury Sport Organisation.

Marisol Casado has been re-elected as president of World Triathlon ahead of challenger Mads Freund.

Casado’s fourth term as head of the body will run until 2024. Casado, who is also a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), first became World Triathlon president in 2008.

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Image: International Cricket Council