Eventim UK has appointed former Groupon UK executive John Gibson as its new managing director.

Gibson headed up the live ticketing business pan-EMEA at the online marketplace, and previously held senior positions at SeatGeek, Vivaticket, Ticketmaster UK and See Tickets.

Nick Blackburn, chairman of Eventim UK, said: “I am delighted to have John on board in his role of managing director. He brings a wealth of experience with him; which includes an in-depth knowledge, and understanding, of all aspects of our industry.”

Eventim’s London-based office launched in 2009 and provides tickets for live events, including concerts, theatre, sports and attractions.

Last month, the Berlin-based parent company CTS Eventim expanded its footprint in Switzerland’s live events sector through acquisitions of Gadget Entertainment and Wepromote Entertainment Group Switzerland.

In addition, January saw Eventim team up with telecommunications company O2 in a multi-year partnership that is exclusively based in the German market.