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People on the move: London Theatre Direct, Live Nation Entertainment and more…

We round up the latest movements from the ticketing and associated industries…

Helen Enright has been appointed as the new chief executive of London Theatre Direct (LTD).  Most recently, Enright has been the chief financial officer for Trafalgar Entertainment. 

With more than 20 years of experience within the theatre industry, Enright has also been the CFO and commercial director of Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) where she worked for 16 years having joined in 2000. 

LTD has also had a reshuffle, with co-founders of the company Francis Hellyer and Emmanuel Ciolfi moving into new joint executive chairman roles. Michelle Dunn has been moved up to head of ticketing and operations, while Nicky Sweetland has joined the team recently as marketing manager. Ella Piper has also recently been appointed as the sales and customer service manager. 

Live Nation Entertainment has elected Latriece Watkins (pictured) to its board of directors. Watkins boasts over two decades of experience with Walmart US, where she currently serves as the executive vice president of the consumables division. Watkins works on the merchandising strategies and finding new ways to connect customers with products. 

Greg Maffei, chairman of the Live Nation board of directors, said: “Latriece’s impressive background and business expertise will be a great addition to the board. We look forward to working with her and putting her insights into action.”

Michael Rapino, Live Nation Entertainment president and chief executive, added: “Latriece will be a valued member of the board as Live Nation continues to look for new and innovative business opportunities that grow and complement our core concert experience. Her track record speaks for itself and we’re thrilled to welcome her to the Live Nation board.”

Watkins said: “So much of my career has been focused on helping consumers connect with products they love – and live music is something that innately connects to everyone which makes this a really exciting opportunity. I’m excited to help Live Nation in their mission to continue connecting even more people around the world to live music.”

Elsewhere and Adam Hogarty has left his ticketing role with Leeds City Council after almost four years in the position. He wrote on Linkedin that in this time, Hogarty has worked with well over 100 venues and has managed to sell over two million tickets to 670,000 customers. 

Hogarty said: “After nearly four years with Leeds City Council, I am leaving for pastures new. Incredible proud of the team, both pas and present, that come together to deliver such a transformative project in Leeds, creating a mini-ticketing agency that can power cultural reporting, visitor and residents cultural economy reporting and integrations into welfare systems, apps and a many number of websites.”

English Premier League club West Ham United has welcomed Sophie Lawson as its new supporter liaison officer. Lawson is returning to the club after a three-year hiatus and will maintain the relationship between West Ham and its fans across all channels, supporters’ groups as well as the recently formed Independent Supporter’s Committee. 

Mobile-focused ticketing platform SeatGeek has added to its management team through the appointment of Nick Carey, who will take up the role of senior director of US account management. 

Carey was previously the head of sponsorships and brand engagement with Wells Fargo and spent a decade with the financial services company. 

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