AEG Presents UK Hires

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Connie Shao (left) and Jacqui Harris, two of AEG Presents five new appointments in the UK.

AEG Presents today announced the appointment of Jacqui Harris, Lucky Thompson, Connie Shao, Leonie Wakeman, and Stuart Dorn to new roles to continue company’s expansion and growth trajectory.

Jacqui Harris has been appointed to the role of vice president and general manager for AEG Presents UK, responsible for all operational functions for the events, touring, marketing and ticketing teams, reporting through to Steve Homer, CEO, AEG Presents UK.

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Lucky Thompson has been appointed senior director, events and operations, where she assumes overall leadership responsibility for the company’s cornerstone events division, which includes Summer Series, C2C, Eden Sessions and Just for Laughs, as well as the delivery and success of all AEG Presents UK hosted events.

Connie Shao has been appointed vice president and general manager for international touring, responsible for managing the international touring division and operations of its tours and events, reporting through to Simon Jones, Senior Vice President for AEG Presents UK International Touring.

Leonie Wakeman has been appointed director of commercial operations, which will see her focus on identifying, developing and implementing new revenue opportunities for the industry leader.

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Stuart Dorn has been appointed group venue operations director, responsible for AEG Presents venues, such as indigo at The O2, The Halls Wolverhampton, Eventim Apollo and Olympia London.

Speaking on the appointments and future plans, Steve Homer, CEO, AEG Presents UK said: “It’s an exciting time for our business as we break new ground and in turn, build out a people structure that powers the successful delivery of our growth plans.

“From our recently announced appointment of Lucy Noble as our inaugural Artistic Director, or our expanded footprint into the world of comedy, to our continued investment in venues like The Halls Wolverhampton or Olympia London… We’re heading into 2023 with strong momentum and I look forward to what’s to come.”

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