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People on the move: Barcelona, HBSE and more

Ferran Reverter has been appointed chief executive of Spanish LaLiga football club Barcelona.

Reverter (pictured) will report directly to club president Joan Laporta and replaces former chief executive Óscar Grau. Reverter worked as executive director of German multination MediaMarktSaturn RetailGroup from October 2018, having previously served as the firm’s director of operations for four years.

Reverter joined MediaMarkt in July 2002 as head of new technology purchasing and held various roles at the company. His business career began with family firm Manufacturas Rever, where he served as sales manager until November 2000.

Scott O’Neil has stepped down as chief executive of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, and the latter’s Prudential Center home arena.

O’Neil has been in the role for eight years but has stepped away from the organisation to pursue new opportunities. Read our full story on O’Neil’s departure for more information.

Tanya Snyder has been named co-chief executive of the NFL’s Washington Football Team.

Snyder, wife of Washington owner Dan Snyder, becomes one of just a handful of females to serve in such a capacity in the NFL. She has headed the team’s philanthropic efforts since her husband purchased the team in 1999 and also founded the ‘Women of Washington’ fan club, which consists of 135,000 women.

A breast cancer survivor, Snyder also helped introduce the ‘Think Pink’ campaign to the NFL 22 years ago and her appointment continues Washington’s push to a more diverse leadership team. Jason Wright became the first black president of an NFL team when joining Washington back in August.

Elsewhere in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs have appointed Lara Krug as executive vice-president and chief marketing officer.

Krug joins the Chiefs after three years as vice-president of US marketing for Stella Artois. She will oversee all club marketing functions, including brand marketing, community outreach, digital, social and website operations, event entertainment and content production.

The newly created role is designed to build a “visionary platform” to grow the Chiefs’ global fan base and identify opportunities to help internal and external stakeholders achieve key growth objectives.

Neil Hutchinson has been named managing director of Bolton Arena, replacing Paul Bartle who is retiring after 18 years in the role.

Hutchinson has 30 years of leisure industry experience in Lancashire. He has been appointed to the Bolton Arena position by Bolton Middlebrook Leisure Trust.

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: Barcelona