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People on the move: NFL, Global Infusion Group and more

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The NFL American football league has named Gerrit Meier as senior vice-president and managing director of international.

In the newly-created role, Meier will be responsible for leading the NFL’s international business, accelerating the growth of its global fan base and deepening fan engagement to drive business value and NFL popularity.

Meier will have overarching responsibility for the NFL’s day-to-day international operations and profit and loss oversight for all non-US territories, including the league’s international offices in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Mexico and the UK. He will be based at the NFL’s headquarters in New York City and report to Peter O’Reilly, executive vice-president of club business, events and international.

Meier previously held senior leadership roles at Red Bull, WWE and Spotify. He started his career in management consulting at Accenture in London and holds business degrees from Harvard Business School and the European Business School in London.

The NFL has also appointed Christine Dorfler as its chief financial officer.

Dorfler will report directly to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. She joins the league from NBCUniversal, where she most recently served as chief financial officer of NBC Sports.

The move is effective from May 1 and Dorfler will be based in New York City. Joe Siclare, who served as the NFL’s chief financial officer from 2011 to 2022 before transitioning to his current position as executive vice-president of finance and league policy, will continue his 30-year career at the league and assist in Dorfler’s transition.

Events, catering and brand logistics specialist Global Infusion Group has appointed Tim Young as its new managing director.

Young (pictured right) previously worked as managing director of AMP Air Conditioning, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Panasonic Corporation, leading business operations and financial management. Prior to that, he had a five-year spell as finance and commercial director with leading events supplier Thorns Group.

Bonnie May (pictured left), chief executive of Global Infusion Group, said: “Tim’s experience, positive attitude and can-do approach are exactly what we need to drive the business forward. As a friend and colleague for more than 15 years, it’s great to know that we’re in such capable hands as we strive for growth. I’m looking forward to working with him closely.”

Ben Griffiths has joined Premier League football club Everton as a ticketing systems specialist.

Griffiths previously held the position of ticketing manager at Wycombe Wanderers. He said: “It’s an exciting time ahead at the club and (I’m) looking forward to seeing what can be achieved.”

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