ASM Global has announced two new hires for its UK programming department, with Tom Saunders (pictured far right) joining as programming manager and Katie Morgan (pictured second from left) taking up a role as programming assistant.

They will work alongside programming director James Harrison (pictured far left) and programming manager Dave Hough (pictured second from right) as part of a new central programming team.

They will be responsible for live entertainment and sports content across ASM Global’s UK venue portfolio, which includes Manchester’s AO Arena, Hull’s Bonus Arena, Leeds’ First Direct Arena and The SSE Arena, Wembley.

Last week, ASM Global also opened a new headquarters in Singapore. ASM Global Singapore will have a joint leadership team comprising two long-term industry specialists: executive vice-president of operations Paul Sergeant and newly appointed executive vice-president of venue development Ed Sanderson.

Guy Ngata has been named senior vice-president for venue development at Live Nation.

Ngata joins Live Nation from Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena, where he worked as chief executive. He has previously worked at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena and Auckland’s Spark Arena and Eden Park.

In his new role, Ngata will report to Roger Field, president of Live Nation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Movistar Arena in the Colombian capital of Bogotá has appointed Carlos Yepes to oversee commercial management of the venue.

Yepes has worked in media for more than 12 years, focusing on radio and event production. He previously served as director of commercial development and national director of events and experiences at Caracol Radio.

Yepes also has experience working in marketing, teaching, television production and direction.

Marcia Titley has been appointed managing director at Eventim Sweden.

Titley already serves as managing director of Eventim Norway, a role which she will continue alongside the Sweden position. Titley also forms part of the Eventim Scandinavia management team.

Titley will replace Jay Sietsema as managing director of Eventim Sweden. Sietsema will step down from the role tomorrow (Tuesday) to pursue new challenges outside of the company.

Eventim Scandinavia has offices in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm and is a fully owned company within CTS Eventim, a leading provider of ticketing services and live entertainment.

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