Fan engagement and data specialist InCrowd has named Michael Jones as its new chief operating officer.

Jones joins InCrowd with over 20 years of experience working across data, CRM, strategy and marketing with major sports organisations. He worked on the ticketing strategy for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and has also worked with the British and Irish Lions, Six Nations, English Football League (EFL) and Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games on data, insight and commercial strategies.

Jones most recently worked as managing director of sports marketing agency Goodform, specialising in data and insights. He previously served as head of business for Championship football club Watford.

Bob Tait (pictured left) has joined PTI Digital as the company’s head of digital engagement.

Tait previously served as head of digital at League One football club Sunderland, and as head of audience and content at the EFL. He most recently worked as head of digital and marketing development at Championship club Middlesbrough.

Tait will work across PTI’s varied client roster, developing industry-leading models and solutions for challenges facing the sport industry.

PTI has also hired Steven Ward (pictured centre) as lead technology consultant in its venue technology team, while Eloise Ramson (pictured right) has joined as a graphic designer to support across the whole business.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has re-elected Imran Khwaja as its deputy chair.

Khwaja was elected ahead of Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt with a 9-8 majority, according to Forbes. Khwaja has held the role for the past five years.

The ICC elected Greg Barclay as its new independent chair in November. Barclay had served as a director of New Zealand Cricket since 2012 and replaced Shashank Manohar as ICC chairman after he stepped down earlier in the year.

Khwaja, former president of the Singapore Cricket Association, served as interim chairman of the ICC ahead of Barclay’s election. Khwaja had been in the running to succeed Manohar as chairman.

ID&T, the leading European dance event organiser, has announced Rosanne Janmaat as its new chief operating officer. Janmaat began as an intern at the Netherlands-based company 14 years ago and has served on the board since 2020.

Janmaat will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of ID&T and will implement the strategy together with the business unit managers of ID&T Events, Awakenings, and Q-dance, among others.

In addition to her operational responsibilities, Janmaat will play a role in the creation of a number of new projects. She will also focus on the staff and the culture within the company.

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