TEG has announced that Toby Leighton-Pope has been made managing director of the newly formed TEG Europe.
Leighton-Pope will oversee the expansion of TEG Europe, which has amalgamated TEG’s UK-based live entertainment, ticketing, venue, digital and data operations.
TEG Europe comprises TEG Live Europe; ticketing platform Ticketek; TEG’s data science and analytics business Ovation; indie rock & roll night club brand Propaganda and TEG Venues. The new organisation was formed last week.
Leighton-Pope was previously the co-chief executive of AEG Presents UK, a position which he held from 2016 to December last year. He also spent 16 years at Live Nation, latterly as senior vice-president of music.
TEG CEO Geoff Jones said: “Toby’s outstanding record in the live entertainment industry speaks for itself. His ideas, connections, and infectious enthusiasm make him the perfect choice to lead the further expansion of TEG’s successful integrated model into the vibrant UK and European markets.”
Leighton-Pope added: “I am thrilled to join TEG as managing director of TEG Europe. In the past decade, Geoff and his team have built TEG from Australia’s leading ticketing company, Ticketek, into an increasingly global and leading player in live entertainment, ticketing, venue, digital and data.
“I am thrilled to be working with the talented and passionate TEG Europe team including Richard Buck – the former CEO of TEG MJR – who is taking on a vital role for us as head of European touring and Middle East partnerships.”
He added: “We have a huge opportunity to grow our business and build on TEG’s enduring track record of touring success in concerts, sport, festivals, theatre, musicals, exhibitions, family entertainment, comedy and esports, and Ticketek’s 40-plus years’ experience ticketing major international events and partnering with the world’s premier venues.”