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AEG Global Partnerships, which is a division of sports and entertainment group AEG, has appointed Lara Fox (pictured) as vice president.
Global Partnerships acts as an internal agency for AEG and AEG Presents and oversees worldwide sponsorships sales and activation.
Fox will be based in AEG’s Los Angeles headquarters and will report to managing director of AEG Global Partnerships, Andrew Klein.
Klein said: “Lara’s impressive career combined with her proven ability to drive significant revenues and build innovative partnerships with some of the biggest brands in the world, makes her a perfect fit for AEG.
“We have a one-of-a-kind global portfolio with some of the most coveted music and live entertainment assets in the world, and this is an incredibly exciting time to joining our company. We are confident Lara will be an incredible asset to our business and our partners as we continue to shape the future of music and live entertainment.”
Fox’s responsibilities include building strategic partnerships for concert tours, festivals, venues and other AEG Presents assets and live events, like Coachella Valley Music. She has over 14 years of sales and marketing experience, having spent 11 years at media and entertainment company Complex Networks where she served as vice president of brand partnerships.
Fox said: “Live music is back and going to be bigger than ever. I am thrilled to have joined such a prestigious team under extremely smart executive leadership. AEG has the best music festivals, sorts teams and facilities in the world. This is a dream job for me.”
Elsewhere, and London Theatre Direct has announced two senior promotions at the company.
Mark Prethero, commercial director, has taken on a broader role and will be responsible for LTD’s B2B network, technical growth and data insights.
Prethero will work alongside key technical partners to deliver smooth front-end capabilities for distribution partners and ticket buyers.
Ryan Woods has expanded his role and is now the sales and marketing director. Woods will be responsible for LTD’s B2C channels, industry network, sales, customer service and ticket operations.
Helen Enright, who recently became the chief executive for LTD, said: “We believe that Ryan and Mark, together with the whole LTD team bring passion and commitment to maximising ticket sales and driving innovation in support of our industry.
“Coming out of the pandemic sales are strong as we build towards a successful Christmas season. These are exciting times, and I would like to thank the entire team for their continued hard work, support and loyalty.”
James Turner has been made the chief sales officer for Venueserve, and has been in the role since September. Turner has over 20 years of experience and Venueserve is a white-label ticketing, membership, live-streaming and content management platform. It was founded in 2019 in London.
Turner has previously worked as the senior manager of business development in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for Eventbrite, as well as the vice president of sales for ID&C Wristbands, which provides radio frequency identification wristbands and accreditation for entry into festivals.
Ian Kerrigan has recently joined SeatGeek as a senior account manager.
He wrote on LinkedIn: “End of my finance journey with V12 and the start of my return into the world of ticketing with SeatGeek. I have had a great time at V12 and can’t praise their services to retailers enough.
“That said, as anyone in ticketing will tell you, I needed to be back in the sector and I am really excited that it starts again with a company I hold in great esteem in SeatGeek. Hopefully see some of you soon!”
Before moving into finance with Zebra Finance and V12 Retail Finance, Kerrigan held roles with Ticketmaster as a client account manager and head of ticketing at DW Stadium, which is home to English Football League club Wigan Athletic and rugby league’s Wigan Warriors.
Kerrigan also spent five years as the ticket office team leader with English Premier League club Liverpool.
Richard Kenyon has been appointed the director of communications, revenues and international growth at Premier League club Everton.
Kenyon has spent almost eight years at Everton and was most recently the director of marketing and communications. He will be responsible for devising and implementing strategies to drive the growth of attendances, season tickets, hospitality, memberships, tour and events.
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Image: AEG Global Partnerships