People on the move: Newcastle United, Allegiant Stadium and more

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Premier League football club Newcastle United has appointed Brad Miller as its new chief operating officer.

Miller (pictured), who has previously held leadership and advisory roles in the aviation and property sectors, will lead on the club’s capital investment strategy. He joins Newcastle from Ferrovial Airports, a subsidiary of infrastructure operator Ferrovial.

Miller has provided leadership for a range of projects, including the £1.3bn (€1.5bn/$1.7bn) transformation of Manchester Airport’s Terminal 2 while with Manchester Airport Group. His appointment comes amid reports that Newcastle is seeking to extend its lease at St James’ Park with a view to carrying out redevelopment work at the stadium.

ASM Global has selected Andy Gorchov as the new general manager of Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders.

Gorchov has previously worked as general manager of Empower Field at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos, and led the Arizona Cardinals’ State Farm Stadium.

In his new role, Gorchov will oversee day-to-day operations at the 65,000-capacity Allegiant Stadium, including the overall management, promotion and operation of the facility. Responsibilities will include purchasing, booking, marketing, finance, human resources, box office, advertising, production, maintenance, parking, security, emergency and crisis management, and more.

The Victoria Racing Club has appointed Kylie Rogers as its new chief executive.

Rogers joins the VRC after spending the past seven years at the Australian Football League, most recently as executive general manager of customer and commercial. She becomes the 14th chief executive of the VRC.

During her time at the AFL, Rogers played a key role in the redevelopment of Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium. She will begin her new role on September 1.

Commenting on her departure from the AFL, Rogers said: “I want to thank Andrew Dillon, and our previous CEO Gillon McLachlan, for providing me and my family with an opportunity to be part of game that means so much to so many and I have made some great lifelong friendships across the AFL organisation and across our commercial and media partners.

“Being part of the AFL is something I am extremely proud of, I will finish some projects and complete a short handover, before joining and leading the VRC later this year, an organisation I am extremely excited and honoured to be leading.”

National Women’s Soccer League team Gotham FC has appointed Liz Montaño as chief operating officer, while Ryan Dillon has taken on a permanent role of chief business officer.

Montaño will lead functions such as data and analytics, finance, people and culture, and legal. She previously served as chief strategy officer and chief operating officer for the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes.

Dillon has been overseeing Gotham FC’s front office since December. Gotham FC is based in New Jersey and plays at the Red Bull Arena.

WolfCycle, which specialises in conversational AI and automation with a focus on the sports and entertainment industries, has named Courtney Rice as president of business operations.

In the newly created role, Rice will primarily be responsible for leading client acquisition. Reporting to WolfCycle chief executive Ryan Miller and chief operating officer Scott Kornfield, she will also build sales and customer service teams to support client success with ticket sales and partnership opportunities.

Rice previously worked as senior director of ticket sales and premium membership for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings.

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