Arena Events Group PLC – Appointment of Chief Executive UK and Europe
Arena Events Group plc (AIM: ARE) announces the appointment of Chris Morris as Chief Executive of UK and Europe. Chris has over 20 years’ experience in the Sports, Leisure and Hospitality sectors and will join Arena on 19th March.
Chris was most recently Managing Director of the Events and Destinations Division of CH & Co, a leading catering and hospitality group, and was responsible for revenues of approximately £80m. He also spent nine years working with the Rugby Football Union as Managing Director of Twickenham Experience Ltd, where he was responsible for the sales and management of all match day hospitality services and non-match day events at Twickenham Stadium. Prior to that Chris was Managing Director of the Sports and Events Division of Compass Group plc, the leading multi-service provider of hospitality and associated services for many well-known sports venues and events across the UK.
Greg Lawless, CEO commented: “We are delighted to welcome Chris to the Arena team. He has held a number of senior executive positions within the sports, leisure and hospitality sectors and is very well known in the industry. Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position and I believe he will be a great asset to the Arena Group as we continue to grow the UK Division over the coming years”.