People on the move: Women’s World Cup, Legends and more

John Nicholl has been appointed as head of commercial revenues for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, with Kim Anderson having also been named as head of marketing services for the tournament.

Nicholl will oversee commercial revenues and sales in Australia and New Zealand, including sponsorship, licensing and retail, ticketing and hospitality. Anderson will manage all areas of marketing in the two host countries, including brand implementation, host city promotion, fan engagement, cultural and experiential marketing, and digital marketing.

Nicholl formerly worked for WPP AUNZ, Coca-Cola Australia, Rugby Australia and TEG. Anderson has worked for the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust, Sydney FC and TEDxSydney, and also led the marketing and communications strategy behind Australia and New Zealand’s bid for the Women’s World Cup.

Food, beverage, merchandise, retail and stadium operations giant Legends has restructured its international operations with the promotion of Martin Jennings (pictured) and the appointment of Jens König, formerly of the Sportfive agency.

Read our story from last week for full details.

The Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix has appointed Richard Cregan as its chief executive as it prepares to stage its first race next year.

Cregan has worked in motorsport for 45 years and previously anchored grands prix in Abu Dhabi and Sochi. He also held managerial roles with Toyota Motorsport in Germany when the team achieved seven World Rally Championship titles.

Check out our story from last week for more information.

Danny Meiseles has been named as an executive producer of MSG Sports, which operates the NBA’s New York Knicks and the NHL’s New York Rangers.

Meiseles will oversee in-game production for the teams’ home games at Madison Square Garden. He will lead the strategy, creative development, production and execution of all programming designed to enhance the fan experience.

Meiseles will also serve as a strategic partner to all of MSG Sports’ properties, including its Counter Logic Gaming esports organisation, to develop digital content that can grow the company’s brands. He will report to David Hopkinson, executive vice-president and president of team business operations at MSG Sports.

German Bundesliga football club Bayer Leverkusen has extended the contract of chairman Fernando Carro.

Carro joined the club in the summer of 2018. He has signed a new three-year contract to continue as chairman until 2024.

English League Two football club Hartlepool United has appointed Stephen Hobin as its chief operating officer.

Hobin previously worked as head of commercial for Premier League club Norwich City and also had two stints with Championship team Preston North End. He most recently worked as head of commercial and operations at League One club Cheltenham Town.

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