People on the move: Sky Stadium, New Zealand Cricket and more

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Warrick Dent has been appointed as the new chief executive of Sky Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

Dent (pictured) will take over from Shane Harmon, who will leave the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust at the end of the year after a 10-year tenure. Harmon announced his resignation back in April.

Dent currently serves as the general manager of events and experience at WellingtonNZ, a role that includes management of Venues Wellington. He previously served as manager of major and city events at Wellington City Council, and prior to that worked as head of commercial, communication and events at Hong Kong Rugby.

Dent, who will assume his new role on January 8, said: “To be asked to lead the Sky Stadium team is a great privilege, and I am excited by the opportunities and challenges this role presents. Sky Stadium is a fantastic asset for the region, and I’m looking forward to joining the team and working with our key stakeholders.”

New Zealand Cricket has announced that Diana Puketapu-Lyndon will replace Martin Snedden as chair, becoming the first woman in the history of the organisation to fill the role.

Snedden will stand down as chair to provide deputy chair Puketapu-Lyndon with a smooth transition into her new position. Snedden formerly served as chief executive of NZC and said that stepping down to accommodate a new chair was “simply the right thing to do”.

Puketapu-Lyndon was first appointed to the NZC board in 2017 and is now its second longest serving director. She also chairs the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

Sphere Entertainment’s chief financial officer, Gautam Ranji, has stepped down from the position.

His resignation came shortly before the company’s financial results for the first quarter of 2024 fiscal year were posted. The results showed that the recently opened Sphere in Las Vegas posted revenues of $7.8m (£6.4m/€7.3m) for the quarter.

Check out our story from last week for full details.

USA Track & Field has renewed the contract of chief executive Max Siegel.

The new five-year contract will begin on January 1 and run through until the 2028 Olympic Games, which will take place in Los Angeles. Siegel has led the governing body since 2012.

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