SMG’s Knight Made Regional VP

SMG Europe has appointed John Knight to the newly created position of regional vice president to manage its four major venues in north England.

Knight, GM of Manchester Arena and a 10-year veteran at SMG, will continue to oversee the flagship SMG Europe building along with Belfast’s Odyssey Arena, York Barbican and the new Leeds Arena, which will open next year.

Knight joined SMG as director of sales and marketing, after which he was made GM and executive director at Manchester Arena.