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Managerial overhaul continues at AEG Europe

The reshuffle of senior management at AEG’s European division has continued with the announcement of three appointments.

John Langford, currently vice-president and general manager of The O2 in London has been appointed as chief operating officer of AEG Europe.

Paul Reeve, currently finance director of The O2 and fellow London AEG property SSE Arena, Wembley, has been appointed as chief financial officer of AEG Europe, while Emma Bownes, currently programming director, will take up the newly created role of vice-president of programming across AEG’s European venue portfolio.

Their appointments follow the recent news that Alex Hill will take over as president of AEG Europe from January 1.

Langford (left of picture) joined AEG in November 2016 and has been responsible for the continued growth and success of The O2, which last year celebrated its 10th anniversary, and this year saw the opening of ICON Outlet, a premium outlet shopping centre. His new role will be based at AEG Europe’s London headquarters from January 1.

Reeve (right of picture) joined AEG over five years ago, where he has been responsible for driving the financial and commercial success of The O2 and SSE Arena, Wembley, financing key development projects such as ICON Outlet and UK-wide AEG corporate affairs.

Bownes (centre of picture) was recently featured in Music Week’s Women in Music Roll of Honour 2018. She has worked for AEG Europe for eight years; programming, developing and curating content for London’s two largest arenas. Bownes will remain based at The O2, starting the new role from January.

She said: “With the way European touring is developing this is a brilliant opportunity for us to be joining forces and making planning simpler for our promoters.”

AEG Europe owns and operates other major venues across Europe including Hamburg’s Barclaycard Arena; Berlin’s Mercedes Benz Arena and Verti Music Hall; Stockholm Live; and AccorHotels Arena in Paris.