Toby Leighton-Pope Appointed TEG Europe MD
TEG today announced that live music veteran Toby Leighton-Pope has joined the newly formed TEG Europe in the position of Managing Director.
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Leighton-Pope will oversee the operation, strategic direction and rapid expansion of TEG’s U.K.-based integrated live entertainment, ticketing, venue, digital and data operations.
Throughout his career in live music, Leighton-Pope has promoting many of the world’s biggest acts, including Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bublé, Olly Murs, plus many of the largest indie acts, including Arcade Fire, and Jack Johnson. When he Promoted Hard Rock Calling Festival, he worked with Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, and The Who, to name a few.
Leighton-Pope was previously co-CEO of AEG Presents U.K. from 2016 to December 2021, and spent the prior 16 years at Live Nation, latterly as SVP music.
See: Toby Leighton-Pope Leaves AEG Presents UK
TEG CEO Geoff Jones welcomed Leighton-Pope to the global TEG Family, saying, “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 said, “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 & Middle East Partnerships.
“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 e-sports, and Ticketek’s 40-plus years’ experience ticketing major international events and partnering with the world’s premier Venues.”
The recently formed TEG Europe comprises TEG Live Europe, which has toured artists including Snoop Dogg, Sia, Hans Zimmer, 50 Cent and Tom Jones; Ticketek, offering end-to-end ticket services to some of the world’s largest stadiums, arenas, and theatres; Ovation, TEG’s data science and analytics business; Propaganda, the U.K. indie rock & roll night club brand, as well as TEG Venunes, which includes ten owned, operated, co-promoted, and programmed venues throughout the U.K.