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Entertainment operator TEG has appointed Rachael Carroll (pictured left) as managing director of TEG Sport and Experiences. 

Carroll has been brought in to drive the expansion of TEG Sport’s events and to lead TEG’s portfolio of businesses including Brickman Exhibitions, Life Like Touring, TES Live and TEG Rockefeller. 

TEG chief executive Geoff Jones said: “We are excited to welcome Rachael to TEG as MD of TEG Sport and Experiences. Rachael is an accomplished executive with a strong track record of delivering world class events and our vast array of sport, family entertainment, experiential and exhibition ventures will be in excellent hands under her leadership.”

Carroll has previous experience with Government agencies to drive event and tourism strategy, as well as working on major events including the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and the New Zealand 2011 Rugby World Cup. 

Prior to joining TEG, Carroll was the joint owner and CEO of event management and sports promotion company Duco Events. 

Carroll said: “It’s a hugely exciting challenge to be joining the world-class and dynamic leadership team at TEG. I look forward to playing my part in the company’s fast-growing and diverse international entertainment business.” 

Managing director of TEG Live Tim McGregor will work alongside Carroll to focus on the expansion of the company’s concert touring and festival portfolio, which has recently seen the addition of MJR Presents, Handsome Tours and Laneway Festival. They will also focus on new strategic partnerships across Asia Pacific. 

Elsewhere and Hollywood Park, the 300-acre sports and entertainment complex being built by Los Angeles Rams owner E. Stanley Kroenke. SoFi Stadium is the centrepiece of the development, with the YouTube Theatre located under the same roof as the NFL Stadium, which also houses the Los Angeles Chargers as well as the Rams. 

Greg Kish (pictured middle) has joined Hollywood Park as its senior vice president of revenue and will lead all revenue efforts including the overseeing of global partnerships, partnerships and marketing as well as premium sales. Chris Sloan has come to Hollywood Park as vice president of global partnerships and will oversee growth of corporate partnerships for both SoFi Stadium and YouTube Theatre. 

Rich Wang has been made the vice president of business strategy and analytics where he will oversee the data team. 

Otto Benedict has been promoted to senior vice president facility and campus operations, while Chan Onechanh has also been promoted to vice president of family operations. Tina Suca has joined Hollywood Park as vice president of event operations where she will lead on all aspects of venue and event operations. 

In the finance and accounting segment of the Hollywood Park development, Joe Sesin has been promoted to senior vice president of finance and accounting. 

A series of promotions have also taken place in the business operations side of the project, with Matt KittleJanice Ide (pictured right), Anjali RavalTracie JacksonKristi Mexia and Jason Witt all promoted to new roles. Vanessa Kromer has joined the business operations segment at Hollywood Park as the senior director of publicity. 

Adolfo Romero has been promoted to vice president of programming and events, while Nate Goldstein has been made the senior counsel. 

Festicket has appointed a new chief executive in the form of Benjamin Leaver as co-founder Zack Sabban has assumed the role of president. Leaver has been a non-executive board director since 2018 but will now lead Festicket and Event Genius as CEO. 

Sabban said: “I am immensely proud of how much we have achieved since we started Festicket a decade ago. During the next phase of our development, I want to drive our global growth and take our services to thousands more event creators around the world. 

“I am delighted that Benjamin has agreed to lead the business as it seeks to empower event creators everywhere to grow profitably and sustainably as they deliver incredible experiences to people all over the world.”

Leaver added: “Having spent the last three years on the Board, I’m so proud to be moving into this leadership role at Festicket as CEO. We have an amazing team with an incredible knowledge of what makes live events successful. The coming months and into next year will be one of the most important in the history of the industry. 

“Fans are desperate to be out enjoying live events again and we are in the perfect position to make that experience the best they have ever had, working even more closely with event creators to help bring their visions to life.” 

Event and brand logistics specialist Global Infusion Group has announced that Bonnie May (pictured right), who was previously the company’s global operations director, will now take up the reins as CEO. 

Richard Duff (pictured left) has joined Global Infusion Group as managing director. 

Duff said: “At the heart of Global Infusion Group ethos is a desire to make things happen and put smiles on people’s faces. They’re both things that I enjoy and honestly, who wouldn’t want to join a company that has been successfully delivering these things for the best part of 40 years?

“I’ve always taken a global approach to business and the companies that I’ve worked for have been predominantly owner/founder-led so I understand the existing culture and have the utmost respect for the skills and expertise within the team.” 

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Image: TEG/Hollywood Park/Global Infusion Group