Academy Music Group hire new chief executive

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Academy Music Group (AMG) has hired experienced industry professional Liam Boylan as its new chief executive.

Boylan has joined the company, an owner and operator of live music and entertainment venues, from Wembley Stadium where he was stadium director.

Boylan announced his departure from Wembley in September.

Prior to joining Wembley Stadium in 2015, he worked with SJM Concerts touring the UK for 13 years as well as a previous five-year tenure at Manchester Arena.

“I am thrilled to step into the CEO role with AMG and its nationwide network of venues” Boylan said.

“Opportunities like this one with AMG are exceptional, and I look forward to enhancing a fantastic operation, and to future growth with this outstanding company.”

AMG operates a number of venues including the O2 Academy Brixton and O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in an 18-strong portfolio.

It also promotes more than 1,000 concerts a year currently, which Boylan will look to maintain and develop in his new role.

“We’re delighted to welcome Liam to the AMG team and look forward to working with him,” said AMG chairman Denis Desmond.

“He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the live industry and running major events. He will be a great asset.”