Industry Moves

Joel Seymour-Hyde has left his role as managing director of Octagon UK after more than 16 years with the agency

M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment (S&E) top executives Steve Martin and Jamie Wynne-Morgan have left the agency after nearly two decades following a major restructure of its UK operations.

Andreas Jung, one of the leading commercial executives in German football, is to leave his role as the board member responsible for marketing at Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich at the end of the season

Global premium experiences company Legends is planning to expand its business in the US college sports sector with the launch of Legends College, a new division that will increase the range of services…

The Renault-owned Formula 1 team Alpine has appointed former Brentford executive James Parkinson as its new UK commercial director

Spain's LaLiga has promoted its commercial and marketing director Jorge de la Vega to the position of deputy executive general director

Sportfive’s appointment of former World Sport Group executive Venu Nair has signalled the ambition of the agency to win new business in cricket as it builds up its operations in Asia.

Sportfive has begun the search for a director of global partnerships based in the United States to lead commercial sales on behalf of European football clubs, principally Borussia Dortmund

Padel’s new Hexagon Cup event has recruited the Professional Triathletes Organisation’s chief marketing officer Tim Godfrey as strategic adviser.

Sports marketing agency Right Formula has strengthened its US offering by hiring Rick Cuellar as commercial vice-president

The Chicago Bulls, one of the most recognisable brands in world sport, is recruiting for a director of international sales to drive a new revenue stream for the National Basketball Association franchise

Ron Erskine, the experienced commercial executive who counts the Octagon and CSM Sport & Entertainment agencies as former employers, has joined Aston Villa as chief commercial officer (CCO)

The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) has appointed Sara Hunter, formerly of the English Football Association, as its head of brand partnerships and hospitality for the Wimbledon Championships

Luis Rodriguez, the former IMG football executive in the Americas, has left his role as head of global partnership sales at Fifa to return home to Mexico

The Danish Football Association (DBU) has parted ways with its chief commercial officer Tobias Hoff just over a year into his post

Ben Bradley, a former global partnerships director at Manchester United, has taken on a new role as international director in the global partnerships team at live entertainment and sports group AEG Europe

Newcastle United has announced that Jonathan Kane has joined the English Premier League club as its new director of partnerships

Arsenal has made several additions to its commercial team as it looks to capitalise on its return to the Champions League for the 2023-24 season