SecuTix UK and Ireland has appointed Andy Major (pictured left) as senior customer success manager.

Major will be responsible for supporting new and existing clients, which include Saracens, England Netball and Everton FC.

Major previously headed up his own commercial marketing consultancy and before that he was commercial strategist at Surrey Sports Park.

He said: “I’m looking forward to working alongside our customers to help them achieve so much more for their businesses by using our products to boost their revenues. I’ve joined SecuTix because I genuinely believe it’s one of the most forward-thinking tech companies right now and I am really excited to be part of the team.”

Commenting on the appointment, David Hornby, managing director of SecuTix UK and Ireland, said: “Andy has a stellar track record of delivering an enhanced customer experience and using tech to improve business. I’ve no doubt that his extensive knowledge of strategy, marketing, and audience insight will help our clients use our products to their full potential.

“Andy joins us as we roll out new technologies designed to help our clients adapt to the current challenging and changing landscape that is ticketing today.”

ASM Global, the venue management giant formed by the merger of AEG Facilities and SMG, has appointed Marie Lindqvist (pictured right) as senior vice president of ASM Europe.

Lindqvist will be based in ASM Global’s European headquarters in Manchester where she will oversee the European venue portfolio.

She previously held the roles of general manager and vice president for the Stockholm Live and ASM Global in Sweden.

Andreas Sand, currently Stockholm CFO and commercial director, will take over as Stockholm general manager and vice-president.

Bob Newman, ASM global president, said: “We are truly excited and fortunate to have Marie, who holds an amazing track record of success and business calibre to further support placing ASM Global at the front of best practice in Europe, as we have elsewhere across the world.”

Sports and entertainment consulting firm Elevate Sports Ventures has named Chip Bowers (pictured below) as president.

Elevate is a joint venture of the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers, Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment, Ticketmaster, Live Nation, and the Oak View Group.

Most recently Bowers was the president of business operations of Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins.

He will work alongside Elevate chairman and chief executive Al Guido to lead the business operations of the agency.

Elevate has also promoted Flavil Hampsten to chief operating officer and Shawn Doss to executive vice-president of sales and marketing.

Barney Francis, former managing director of Sky Sports, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of WePlay, a performance marketing agency for the sports industry.

He will advise WePlay on business growth strategy, joining as an advisor to the WePlay Board that was formed in late 2019 following an initial round of investment.

Francis said: “WePlay is a really exciting agency, purpose built for this new era in sports. I’m a fan of the “outcomes over outputs” approach that sets WePlay apart from the old agency guard. This is becoming increasingly important at a time when marketers need to justify every cent of brand spend.”