People on the move: Aviva Stadium, Spektrix and more…

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

David French (pictured) has been appointed chief executive of Dublin’s 51,700-capacity Aviva Stadium. 

French has previously held roles such as general manager of Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, and as director of venue at Premier League club Manchester United.

Warner Music Group has appointed Alexandra Condon as vice-president of public policy and government affairs. In this new role, Condon will act as the music company’s primary point of contact for policymakers in the EU and its member states, as well as the UK and other European countries. 

“I’m excited to be joining Warner Music Group. This is a pivotal time for the music industry, with many exciting challenges and opportunities in front of us. It’s never been more important to ensure policymakers understand our business and the need for a legal framework that enables us to keep investing in artists and songwriters,” said Condon. 

Factory International has named Moira Sinclair OBE as chair. Sinclair will take over from Tom Bloxham in January, and will oversee production and programming at Manchester International Festival and Aviva Studios, home of Factory International. 

Sinclair is currently chief executive of the independent grantmaker Paul Hamlyn Foundation, chair of Clore Leadership and the London Mayor’s Cultural Strategy Board, and is also a British Library Advisory Council member. Sinclair was also formally the executive director of London and South East for Arts Council England. 

Elsewhere, Premier League club Chelsea has appointed Casper Stylsvig as chief revenue officer. 

Stylsvig has joined the club after holding the same role at Italian side AC Milan since 2019. 

“I’m delighted to be joining Chelsea at a hugely exciting time for the club. I’m looking forward to working with talented colleagues as part of the world-class team that has been built at Chelsea,” he said.

After almost two decades at English Championship side Reading Football Club, Mark Bradley is set to leave his role as head of marketing, communications and engagement. 

In a post, Bradley said: “Now, it’s time for a new challenge. I am excited and sad in equal measure. But it is time. Thank you to all I have worked with and thank you Reading Football Club for the memories.” 

Ticketing technology provider Spektrix has appointed Jonathon Peters as client success team manager. 

Peters previously spent 10 years at website building and hosting company, Squarespace. 

Protect Group, a company that provides an end-to-end digital platform that integrates through APIs into members’ own platforms, has announced the passing of its CEO and founder, James Hastie. 

David Franks, investor and chief financial officer, will step in as interim CEO. 

The company will reveal more details on tributes and services in due course. 

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