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Appointments

People on the move: ASM Global, FC Porto and more

Featured image credit: Yvette de Wit on Unsplash/ASM Global

ASM Global has appointed Lindsay Arell as the company’s first chief sustainability officer.

Arell (pictured) founded her own company, Honeycomb Strategies, before leading the development of the ASM Global ACTS sustainability plan. She led the ISO 20121 certifications for Lincoln Financial Field and SoFi Stadium, the first of their kind to be certified.

Arell also founded the Sustainable Sport Index and has previously served as chair of the Events Industry Council Sustainability Committee and ASTM Venue Sustainability Standard.

“I’m thrilled at the chance to spearhead ASM’s sustainability initiatives working alongside our teams and communities across our over 400 global venues,” she said. “By providing our venue teams with the necessary knowledge and resources, we can accelerate the progress of our programme significantly.”

André Villas-Boas has been elected as the new president of Portuguese Primeira Liga football club FC Porto until 2028.

Villas-Boas, who won four trophies as coach of Porto during the 2010-11 season, replaces Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa, who had served as president of the club for 42 years. Villas-Boas received 80.3% of the vote.

His appointment comes after Porto recently announced a partnership with Spanish investment company Ithaka Infra III which is designed to aid redevelopment work and enhance the operation of the Estádio do Dragão.

Pedro Rocha has been elected as the new president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

The election comes after Luis Rubiales resigned as RFEF president in September following criticism for kissing Spain forward Jenni Hermoso at the FIFA Women’s World Cup final presentation ceremony.

Rocha has been serving as interim president since then and he was the only candidate for the presidency.

Jack Mesley, chief commercial officer at Australia’s A-Leagues, has been appointed as the first chief executive of Super Rugby Pacific.

Mesley, who is based in Sydney, will take up his new role on July 22. Prior to joining the A-Leagues, he was chief commercial officer at NRL rugby league club Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

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