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People on the move: Delaware North, Somerset CCC and more

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Hospitality and entertainment company Delaware North has announced that Amy Latimer has been appointed to the role of executive vice-president and chief operating officer.

Latimer (pictured right) is Delaware North’s chief growth officer and also serves as president of TD Garden, home of the NBA’s Boston Celtics and the NHL’s Boston Bruins. She will take up her new role on October 16.

The role, which will be based at Delaware North’s global headquarters in Buffalo, New York, will include responsibility for the company’s business operations around the world. Latimer will report to the company’s three chief executives: Jerry Jacobs Jr, Lou Jacobs and Charlie Jacobs. She will succeed Jim Houser, who will retire at the end of the year.

Latimer joined Delaware North in 1995 as an inaugural member of the leadership team at TD Garden. She was appointed president of TD Garden in 2012 and has overseen major renovation projects at the arena.

Latimer took on additional responsibility as Delaware North’s chief growth officer in 2021. Delaware North has commenced a process to determine the best succession plan for her roles as the company’s chief growth officer and president of TD Garden.

Somerset County Cricket Club has announced that Gordon Hollins will step down as chief executive in March next year.

Hollins has been with Somerset for nearly four years, but he has advised the club that he wishes to be closer to his family and will be relocating to York. Prior to joining Somerset, Hollins was managing director of county cricket for the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for over 12 years.

Somerset has commenced the search for a successor for Hollins, with industry recruitment specialist McBride Sport leading the process.

Scott Weenink has been appointed chief executive of New Zealand Cricket.

Weenink (pictured left) will replace David White, who stepped down from the role in August. The 50-year-old will begin the role on Friday and will be based at the governing body’s Auckland office.

Weenink, a former first-class cricketer for Wellington, had served as chair of the New Zealand Cricket Players Association, a position he has now stepped down from.

League One football club Fleetwood Town has appointed Sam Pirie as its new hospitality and events manager.

Pirie will assume responsibility for all events and packages available at Highbury Stadium, including matchday operations. Her role will also cover Poolfoot Farm, Fleetwood’s training ground.

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