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AEG Europe announces exec promotions

By | Published on Monday 19 November 2018

L-R John Langford, Emma Bownes, Paul Reeve

Live music giant AEG Europe has promoted not one, not two, not even three people… oh, wait, it is three. AEG Europe has promoted three people: John Langford, Emma Bownes and Paul Reeve.

Langford and Reeve both move up from AEG-operated venues to take on group level roles. Langford – who is currently Vice President of The O2 – will become Chief Operating Officer, while Reeve – who is Finance Director of The O2 and Wembley Arena – is the new Chief Financial Officer.

Bownes is currently Programming Director for the main AEG Europe company and is moving up into the newly created role of VP Programming across all of AEG’s European venues.

Alex Hill, who is set to officially become AEG Europe’s new President in the new year, says: “I’m looking forward to working closely with John, Paul and Emma in continuing our vision of excellence across our portfolio of European venues and other live entertainment and sports properties”.

But what do the newly promoted execs all have to say for themselves? Well, I happen to have some quotes right here:

Reeve: “I’m hugely excited by this opportunity to shape the business priorities and commercial growth of AEG Europe alongside Alex and the talented European management team”.

Bownes: “It’s an honour to be recognised in this way by AEG and I’m looking forward to focussing on programming across all of our venues in Europe. With the way European touring is developing this is a brilliant opportunity for us to be joining forces and make planning simpler for our promoters”.

Langford: “We’ve got amazing venues and superb people across the AEG global family, and I’m really proud that I can continue to play a key part in delivering on our vision to give the world a reason to cheer”.

You hear that, world? Start cheering.