AEG Ogden Taps Irvine

AEG Ogden chairman and CEO Harvey Lister tapped internationally experienced sponsorship and sales executive James Irvine to head its new Global Partnerships division for the Asia Pacific region.

The move is aimed at increasing commercial revenue from its venues and increase services to venue owners and hirers.

Sydney-born Irvine moved to the UK as corporate sales manager at Wembley National Stadium before working with AEG in marketing and sales of VIP Club memberships at The O2 arena in London.

Most recently, he was head of sales for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Based in Sydney, Irvine will work with the Los Angeles-based AEG Global Partnerships team.