Roger Field, President of Live Nation Asia Pacific, Australasia, Leaves Biz

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Roger Field

Roger Field, Melbourne-based president of Live Nation Asia Pacific and Australasia has departed the company.

Staff were informed close of business October 24. There was no statement from LN. 

A source at the company told Pollstar, “Roger left on amicable terms. He decided it was time for a change. He’ll take a break and then see what he wants to do.”

It is understood he is looking at opportunities outside the entertainment business.

Meanwhile, Alex Klos, CFO of LN Asia Pacific, is serving as interim COO.

When Field spoke to Pollstar mid-year for the Australian/NZ spotlight, he was upbeat about the return to action of Australasia’s live scene and opportunities for the company.

“LN Australasia is having a record year and we are on track for the biggest year ever,” Field said.

 “We’re seeing unprecedented attendances at all levels from club to arenas. More artists are visiting us down under and we’ve also seen several arena acts take the huge step up into stadiums and sell phenomenally well.

“We’re having our biggest stadium years thanks to  artists such as P!nk, Harry Styles and our (exclusive) Coldplay shows in Perth.”

Under his watch, Field encouraged touring interaction between Asian, Australian and New Zealand, invested in Australian promoters as Secret Sounds and festivals as Splendour in the Grass and Falls Festival.

Last year Live Nation Philippine was set up after acquiring Rhiza Pascua’s thirty year old Music Management International, and a majority stake in March 2023 in Hong Kong promoter Clockenflap Presents which ran the Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival.

He also widened LN’s portfolio of venues including Melbourne Festival Hall and Palais Theatre Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall, Auckland’s Spark Arena, Adelaide’s Hindley Street Music Hall and Anita’s Theatre in regional New South Wales.

Field started in ticketing, first with Stoll Moss Theatres in London in 1995, then with Ticketek when its Victorian operation opened 1996, and a broader role as box office manager at Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust.

In 2003 he moved to concerts, first at Michael Coppel Presents and seven years later at LN when it opened Australian and New Zealand operations.

He rose rapidly, from COO to CEO to president, and then in 2020 headed its Asia Pacific activities.